INTRODUCTION & POLICY

When you visit our website, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file, which is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site and which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can help us to improve our website and to deliver to you a better and more personalised service.

They enable us to do the following:

  • facilitate you in navigating through the site
  • we have some social network links on our website (Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube), those sites may also place a cookie on your computer
  • estimate our audience size, geographic location and usage pattern – we use Google analytics to do this;
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognise you when you return to our website.

Cookies will not be used for any purpose except as specified above. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

COOKIES DETAILS

We use the following cookies on our Website:

Cookie Name Description Expiry
WordPress _wp_session Used to maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. These cookies do not contain any personal information. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance Session
WordPress Security plugin wordfence_verifiedHuman Used to protect the site against malicious attacks. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance 24 hours
WordPress Security plugin wfvt_ Set by Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance 30 minutes
Google Analytics _ga Used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance 2 years
Google Analytics _gid Used to distinguish users. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance 24 hours
Google Analytics _gat Used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 1 minutes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance 1 minutes

MANAGING COOKIES

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our website.

If you would like to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics then visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout