Cookies in use on this site

Our website uses cookies to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

This site uses session cookies.

Session cookies enable the website you are visiting to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don’t get asked for the same information you’ve already given to the site. Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

This website is built using the WordPress CMS, and uses cookies which are detailed below.

COOKIE NAMEDATA STOREDWHEN DOES IT EXPIRE?DESCRIPTION
PHPSESSIDA random unique number or string of letters and numbers.The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the web pages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
comment_author, comment_author_emailYour name and email addressPersistent cookies, which expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.WordPress sets these cookies purely for convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment. This data is not used for any other purpose.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

COOKIE NAMEWHEN DOES IT EXPIRE?DESCRIPTION
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TOKEN30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id>90 daysContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
Further information is available in the WordPress Codex.

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Cookies for other third-party sites

Our website may include links to other third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

Turning cookies off

You can switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Similarly, you can set up your browser to disable JavaScript – please see your browser’s help pages for instructions on how to do this.