Privacy and Cookie Policy

Websites today normally offer some level of interaction – whether it’s sending and receiving
messages, buying goods or choosing how you wish to view the site. To manage this, small text files
called cookies are stored on your computer. For more information on cookies and how you can manage your privacy settings, read through our information below.

Does use cookies?

The software we use at is WordPress. Some cookies are stored, although these are required for normal operation of the site, mainly for users who login, i.e. the sites maintenance team. We do not store any user information.

What cookies do we use at

Below is a list of cookies used within the site, mainly user cookies for when users login (marked in bold). If you do not login these cookies do not affect you.

Cookie Name Description Duration
PHPSESSID To identify your unique session on the website session
SESS To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. session
w3tc_referrer Used by W3 Total Cache plugin within WordPress. session
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies.The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
viewed_cookie_policy WordPress cookie to store the fact you accepted cookies! 1 year

BLUE) Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
GREEN) Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

What do you use cookies for?

Cookies are an important part of the internet. They make using websites much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into three main groups:

  • Essential cookies
  • Cookies to improve your browsing experience
  • Analytic cookies

Are cookies essential?

Some cookies are essential so you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. Here are some examples of essential cookies:

  • Some are session cookies which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly. However these are automatically deleted after you close your web browser.
  • Keeping you logged in during your visit; without cookies you might have to log in on every page you go to (That is if you log in).

How do cookies improve my browsing experience?

Some cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and they provide improved features.

Are cookies viruses?

No. Cookies are not viruses, trojans, spyware, or worms or any other kind of malware.

Are cookies programs?

No. Cookies are not programs. They can’t install things you don’t want on your computer.

Can cookies see what’s on my computer?

No, cookies can’t see what is on your computer. Nor can they collect any other information from your computer, nor snoop on your files.

Can the cookies I’ve got be seen by other people?

No. A cookie can only be read by the site that gave you the cookie in the first place. And of course you can see your own cookies.

For more information on cookies please search for “Cookies” on the internet or follow one of these links:

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