Privacy & Cookies

Cookies in use on this website

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

Website cookies (necessary)

We use general purpose cookies to make our website work and help us tailor content to your needs. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

We use:

w3tc_referrer – used to store a session ID needed to help our website’s performance. It expires at the end of your session.
PHPSESSID – used by our website to identify a specific user session. It expires at the end of your session.
cfduid – used to protect our website from security threats and to improve its performance. It is set by CloudFlare service.
cc_analytics – used to store information on consent to store Google Analytics cookies on your computer.
cc_necessary – used to store information on necessary cookies.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

We use:

Cookies starting with __utm – cookies used by Google Analytics. It helps us to understand how our website is being used. You will have an option to disable these first time you visit our website. If you change your mind at any time, you can modify your preference by clicking link at the bottom of this page.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.