What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file which contains text or numerical information. These files are downloaded to your device when you visit any website, including ours. Cookies allow our website to recognise your device so we can enhance your experience of using our website. Cookies do this by allowing you to navigate through the pages efficiently and remembering your preferences, amongst other uses.
1. Our cookies
1.1. We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
1.2. The names of the cookies that we use on our website are wordpress_XXX and wordpress_logged_in_. These cookies are used to hold user browsing sessions and user personalisations.
2. Analytics cookies
2.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
2.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
2.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga and _gat.
2.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
3. Blocking cookies
3.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 36) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
3.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
3.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
4. Deleting cookies
4.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
4.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.