Cookie Policy

Cookies are text files sent to your computer and used by your web browser to store information. The cookies we use allow your browser to remember whether you’ve visited our site before and what your preferences are.

As with most websites we use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling our website to ‘remember you’, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). There are also use two different types of cookies – first party (which we own) and third party (where we allow a third party, such as Google, to set cookies on your computer or mobile device).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

 

  1. How to refuse or withdraw consent

Although the cookies we use on this website are quite harmless and do not reveal your identity, not everyone wishes to have text files downloaded onto their computer or mobile device. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functionality on this website.

You can manage how cookies engage with your computer or mobile device via your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Android), so you are alerted when cookies are sent or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies which have already been set.

There is also a very useful website explaining how to control your interaction with cookies – please visit this site for more information:

About Cookies

 

  1. Cookies on our website

On this website we use only a small number of cookies. They are:

__cfduid

cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

Lifespan 1 year

Uvc

one of the cookies used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.

Lifespan 1 day

_ga, _gat, _gid

Google Cookie. Used to identify users

Lifespan 2 years

PHPESSID

PHP cookie used to track the user session

Expires when browsing session ends

_hjIncludedInSample

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

Expires when browsing session ends

subscribe-popup

Website cookie used to check if the user viewed the subscribe popup

Lifespan 1 week