Information about our use of cookies

Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which help us provide you with a better experience when you browse our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to the use of our cookies.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies; these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical / Performance cookies; They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how many visitors and to see how visitors move around our website, and when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for.

WordPress uses the following cookies to enable registered users to log into the website:

Cookie NamePurposeDuration
wordpress_test_cookieused to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookiesEnd of browser session
wordpress_xxxxxuses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console areaEnd of browser session
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxxuses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface useEnd of browser session
wp-settings-xxxxx, wp-settings-time-xxxxxuses this cookie to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.Under one year from the time they’re set

Google Analytics uses the following cookies to measure user-interaction on our website:

Cookie NamePurposeDuration
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
_gatUsed to throttle request rate.1 minute

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How to control or delete cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.