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 computer’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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Google Analytics User ID||_gat||This cookie (set by Google) enables Google Analytics to distinguish individual users for statistics purposes.||https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
|Google Analytics Request Security Token||_ga||This cookie (set by Google) enables Google Analytics to throttle the request rate to their service (which tracks statistics for the website).||https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage|
|WordPress Login Token||WordPress_logged_in_[unique token]||This cookie is essential for our site to identify you and retrieve data you store in our database, and so allow us to customise our site. It allows us to recognise you when you return to our site.
|WordPress User Authentication Token||WordPress_[unique token]||This cookie is essential for our site to store your authentication details, which allows us to recognise you when you return to our site and retrieve data your store in our database.
You 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 essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies (which are stored for the duration of your visit as determined by your browser), all cookies will expire after two years.