Cookie policy

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse, and also to provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.

Our site uses cookies to:

  • make our site work
  • collect anonymous data on how users navigate our site, which helps us to improve it
  • allow you to share our content on social networks
  • to help us provide relevant advertising to those who may be interested in it

 

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information
  • pass personal identifiable data to third parties.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

We have split the cookies used on our site into four categories – strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, performance cookies and advertising cookies. Each of these categories is explained below along with details of the specific cookies used, though within each category we may use additional or alternative cookies at any time.

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 performance cookies or advertising cookies.

The table below list the cookies we use and will set regardless of your acceptance of our cookie message, these cookies are seen as essential to the running of the website, without them, desktop, mobile and tablet devices will not display the images properly.

Cookie Function Cookie Name Description
WordPress Login wordpress_[hash]wordpress_logged_in_[hash]
wordpress_test_[hash]
wordpress_test_cookie
WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a “session cookie” when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. User data is all anonymous.
WordPress Admin UI wp-settings-[UID]
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]
WordPress also cookies to to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. User data is all anonymous.
 Administrators Only TinyMCE_content_size WSYIWYG editor
PHPSESSID Used by some plugins that the site uses
cookiePolicyAccepted Used to remember that you have acknowledged the cookie policy notification

 

The following table lists any cookies that are seen as non-essential to the workings of the website.

 

Cookie Function Cookie Name Description
Google Analytics __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
We use Google Analytics to allow us to analyse the traffic to our site and to review a number of statistics regarding our visitors. (Further information on the data they collect is available here).

CONTROLLING USE OF COOKIES

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser.

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, our site will set cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.