What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies can be “First Party”, i.e. set by us, or “Third Party” – set by another company to perform the function, for example Google Analytics.
As with many websites, we also use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to you. Adobe utilise their own cookies also known as Flash Cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Further details and instructions to remove this cookie can be found here.
How can I prevent Cookies being used?
When you first visit our website, unless you change your Cookies Settings, we will continue to set all Cookies on your device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. You can also find information in our cookies table below regarding disabling specific cookies.
However, please be aware that should you choose to disable cookies it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and some of the website may fail to work. If you do not consent to Advertising cookies, you may be served the same adverts repeatedly and we won’t be able to serve you adverts that are personally relevant to you.
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.
The table below provides an overview of all the cookies used by our website, the purpose of the cookie, and how you can find out further information about each cookie:
Description of categories of cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies: Allows you to move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. We don’t require your consent to set these cookies.
|Cookie name||Cookie description|
|PHPSESSID||This is the id used to maintain a user session when logged in.|
|wordpress_*||These are the cookies used by our website to monitor editor and admin logins.|
|wordpress_logged_in_*||These are the cookies used by our website to monitor editor and admin logins.|
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