Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).
They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.
Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
The table below provides details of the First Party Cookies that the websites uses. These cookies are essential for the website to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of “carts” and process payments for eCommerce functionality.
|wordpress_test_cookie||Session||Set by WordPress when visiting the login page, used to check if the browser is set to allow or reject cookies|
|wordpress_sec_hash||Session||WordPress cookie to store authentication details|
|wordpress_logged_in||Session||Used by WordPress to indicate if user is logged in and who they are|
|wp-settings-time-||1 year||Used by WordPress to customise the view of the dashboard|
|ga-disable-UA-||Session||Handles disabling of Google Analytics|
|cookie_notice_accepted||30 days||Used by WordPress to determine if the cookie notice banner has been accepted|
The table below provides details of the Non-Functional Third Party Cookies that the website uses, these cookies are not essential for the website to work correctly and are used for gathering site analytics, they are only set if consent has been given and all analytics data is anonymised.
|doubleclick.net||test_cookie||Session||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies|
|_ga||2 years||Registers a unique ID used by Google Analytics to generate analytics data|
|_gat||1 minute||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||25 hours||Registers a unique ID used by Google Analytics to generate analytics data|
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.
You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on or by not clicking on the ‘Accept’ button displayed in the Cookie banner at the bottom of the website, you can also click on the close icon to the right of the banner. The site will still operate as expected and not accepting the analytics cookies will not impact your experience.