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Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, 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 device’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.

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

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Functionality wordfence_verifiedHuman Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks.
Analytical wfvt_ Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location.
Functionality __unam This cookie is set by ShareThis, a social sharing widget placed that allows sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page
Performance _ga This cookie is set by Google Universal Analytics.This cookie is 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.
Performance _gid This cookie is set by Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
Performance _gat This cookie is set by Google Universal Analytics; it is used to speed up the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are set by a website other than the one being visited by you. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

All cookies which do not expire once a browser session is closed will expire after [2 years].

You should set out here the third parties which you share this information with.

The third party will likely want to place a contractual obligation on you to take appropriate steps to obtain consent for the third party cookies. However, you should not accept such an obligation as you will have no actual control over the cookies which the third party might set.