Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smart phone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit our website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements elsewhere around the web. Please note that passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
N.B. Persistent cookies remain after your browser is closed.
You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Different forms of cookies
Necessary Cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. You cannot opt out of necessary cookies and therefore should not continue to use this site or else setup your browser to block cookies from this site (See ‘Managing your cookies’ below).
N.B. It is assumed that by using this site you have agreed to accept necessary cookies. If you use the browser to block Necessary Cookies it will prevent the site from functioning as intended.
Examples of such cookies are for:
Remembering information you’ve entered on forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session which identify you as being logged in (if the site has a login area).
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
WordPress uses the following cookies to enable registered users to log into the website:
|Cookie name||Data stored||When does it expire?||Description|
|wordpress_test_cookie||The text ‘WP Cookie check’||A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.||WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.|
|wordpress_xxxxx||Your login authentication details in an encrypted form||A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.||WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.|
|wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx||Your login details in an encrypted form||A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.||WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.|
|wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxx||Text indicating your preferred settings||Persistent cookie, expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.||WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.|
Managing your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smart phones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for our website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is possible that this will affect how our website works.
We have provided the following websites for further information on cookies:
Information about cookies
Comprehensive information on how to block or erase cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers:
Useful information about cookies can be found at:
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: