What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. To find out more about cookies, visit or www.allaboutcookies.org. Below is more about the individual cookies we use and how to
Cookies we use
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure that the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these essential cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.
Login cookies for WordPress (wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-[user_id], wordpress_sec_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash]): Only set if you log in to the admin area of our website (WordPress). Allows you to authenticate and perform account related functions. No information is passed to a third-party, and passwords are encrypted. More information: wordpress.org
Login cookies for Wordfence (wfwaf-authcookie-[hash], wf_loginalerted_[hash]): Only set if you log in to the admin area of our website (WordPress). Essential for keeping the site secure. Authenticates your login request and notifies the website admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. No information is passed to a third-party. More information: wordfence.com
Comment details cookies (comment_author_[hash], comment_author_email_[hash], comment_author_url_[hash]): Only set if you leave a comment and select “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” Set by our website to track your name, email and URL. More information: wordpress.org
Statistical and Marketing Cookies
Google Analytics tracking cookies (_ga, _gid, _gat_[AnalyticsID]): Set by Universal Analytics (Google) to collect information about how you use our website. Collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from to the website and the pages they visited. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve the website. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
YouTube video tracking cookies (GPS, PREF, YSC, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE): When you play a video we have embedded in our website, YouTube may set cookies to provide a personalised experience (for example, tailor the videos and adverts it suggests). They do not identify you personally unless you are logged into your Google account, in which case they are linked to your Google account.
Google plugin tracking cookies (1P_JAR, ANID, NID, APISID, SAPISID, HSID, SID, SIDCC, SSID): Set by Google where we use Google plugins, like Google Maps. They are used to provide a personalised experience on Google properties (like Google Search). Most are only set if you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site. They do not identify you personally unless you are logged into your Google account, in which case they are linked to your Google account.
How to change your cookie settings
Cookie control tool
You can revoke non-essential cookies on our website by clicking this button then clicking “Deny cookies” in the pop-up: Change cookie settings
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, in your browser select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You may block all cookies by changing your browser settings, but if you do you may not be able to use every feature on this site. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.