Our Cookie Policy

1.      ABOUT COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in a text file that is stored on your computer or device when a browser loads a website. The data is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2.       TYPES OF COOKIE USED

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
  • status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;
  • personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you;
  • security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally];
  • analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services; and
  • cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies.

3.       PARTICULAR COOKIES USED BY US

The following are cookies predominantly used by our website’s content management system.

Cookie NameDescriptionDuration
wordpress_Cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_Cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_Cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookieTest cookiesession
wp-settings-Used to customize the view of the admin interface and to keep these settings1 year
wp-settings-time-Used to customize the view of the admin interface and to keep these settings.1 year
PHPSESSIDTo identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESSTo ensure that you are recognised within the site and that any information you enter persists.session

4.     COOKIES USED BY OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

Google Analytics_utma
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These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors, which websites visitors have come from and the pages they visited.Google Privacy policy
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Tracks what is being shared using the Share This buttons.Share This privacy
YouTubeVISITOR_INF
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Google uses these cookies to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one.Google Privacy policy
Facebookdatr
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Facebook uses these for its embedded social plugin.Facebook Privacy policy
Google MapsNNID
PREF
APISID
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Google uses these cookies to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.Google Privacy policy
New RelicJSESSIONID
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Used to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor website performance.New Relic Cookies

5.     MANAGING COOKIES

You have the right to choose whether to accept cookies.  If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary for each browser and version, but we have provided links with information about blocking and deleting cookies for popular browsers below:

  • https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
  • https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
  • http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
  • https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
  • https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
  • https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).