A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Name||Type and Purpose||Duration|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Strictly necessary cookies
WordPress sets this cookie when a user navigates to a login page. The cookie is used to check whether the users web browser is set to allow or reject cookies.
|Local Storage & Session Storage||Functionality cookies
Stored by your browser to remember your preferences when visiting our website.
|Local – persistent Session – session|
|Analytical or performance
Cookies beginning with __utm are from Google Analytics and are used to keep a record of visitor statistics. These statistics help us to improve our website and the quality of your experience on our site.
The __utma cookie records the time and date of a users first visit, the total number of visits, as well as the time at which the current visit started.
__utmb keeps track of timeouts and the number of page views our website gets. It also records the start time of each visit.
__utmc keeps track of website sessions. As soon as a visit ends and the browser closes, the cookie will record this as one session.
__utmz stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how a user reached our site.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you block strictly necessary cookies or functionality cookies, some aspects of our website may not work properly or may not be fully accessible by you.