Information about our use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

Cookie Cookie purpose and information
Cookie expiry period/duration
wp-settings-[UID]
wp-settings-time-[UID]
For administrators and non-administrators. These cookies record geographic information, time information and the time that you log in. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users’ database table. This is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface, if you have registered. These cookies are essential for the full operation of our site. One year
wordpress_test_cookie Session cookie to test whether cookies are enabled or not. This cookie expires when you close your browser. Session
wordpress_[hash]
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]
Only for administrators and content administrators. This cookie is set to remember that you are logged-in as you move from page to page. This cookie expires when you close your browser. Session
_pk_id.72.* This cookie estimates our audience size and usage pattern. Two years
_pk_ref.72.* This cookie estimates our audience size and usage pattern. Six months
_pk_ses.72.* This cookie estimates our audience size and usage pattern. 30 minutes

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, 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 analytical/performance cookies which help to analyse visitor numbers and usage of our site or targeting cookies which record users’ visits to our site and the pages and links that users have followed.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.  Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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