About this cookies policy
This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how this information is used.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a web page or application. They can help us understand how our website is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.
Cookies can collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, they do not identify you as an individual nor do they collect any personal data stored on your device.
Different types of cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device.
Session cookies are deleted from your browser or device when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your device until they are deleted or reach their expiry date.
We also use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to collect standard internet log information and details of your use of our website. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and analyse how you use this site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal and user friendly, and cookies help us to achieve this.
What type of cookies do we use?
The cookies we use are listed below, along with their type, purpose and the default duration that they will be stored on your device:
|Cookie name||Purpose||Type of cookie||Expiration|
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users of our website by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the website’s analytics reports.||Persistent||2 years.|
|_lscache_vary||Stores user login status, used by the website to display the correct website version based on whether a user is logged in.||Persistent||2 days.|
|wordpress_logged_in_SESSION ID||Indicates when a user is logged in.||Session||When browsing session ends.|
|WordPress_sec_SESSION ID||Controls WordPress access.||Session||When browsing session ends.|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Tests whether cookies are enabled.||Session||When browsing session ends.|
|wp-settings-4||Supports optimised display and use of the wordpress website for system administrators following log in.||Session||Immediately.|
|wp-settings-time-4||Allows optimised display and use of the wordpress website for system administrators following log in.||Persistent||1 year.|
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Changing cookie preferences/blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, navigate to the ‘View site information’ section of our website by clicking the padlock button in the browser address bar.
Switching off cookies may restrict your use of our website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.