Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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:

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration Example Reason
WordPress 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session N/A To recognise you when you return to our website.
WordPress logged in 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session N/A To recognise you when you return to our website.
WordPress test 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session N/A Test if Cookies are accepted.
WordPress test cookie 2 WordPress test cookie session N/A Test if Cookies are accepted.
WP-settings 1 WordPress uses 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 N/A To recognise you when you return to our website.
WP-settings-time 2 WordPress uses 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 N/A To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our site and provide you with offers targeted at your interests.
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website session When an error occurs in the basket this allows us to show an error message on page refresh To allow you to use the site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient.  For example, Allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between your visits to the site.  If you register with us or complete our on-line forms, we will use Cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the Cookie was not deleted in the interim.
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the website and that any information you have entered is remembered. session N/A To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our website and provide you with offers targeted at your interests
BB-user-settings 3 BB-user-settings-$UID and bb-user-settings-time-$UID are BBPress/BuddyPress cookies that store the user’s settings 1 year This cookie is used to remember your BuddyPress settings. To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our website and provide you with offers targeted at your interests
BB install language 2 BuddyPress/BBPress installation language 1 year This cookie is used to remember your BuddyPress language setting. To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our website and provide you with offers targeted at your interests
BP-message 2 bp-message and bp-message-type are BuddyPress cookies. They contain a feedback (error/success) message to be displayed after the page reloads. 1 day When messaging a user, if an error occures this will allow us to show an error message on page refresh To allow you to use the website in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits.  If you register with us or complete our on-line forms, we will use Cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the Cookie was not deleted in the interim
BP-wizard-step 1 Stores the step of the BuddyPress wizard 1 day N/A To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our website and provide you with offers targeted at your interests
BP completed create steps 1 Working in harmony with BP new group id this records the completed steps for creation of a new BuddyPress group 1 day N/A To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our web site and provide you with offers targeted at your interests

 

BP messages 3 BP messages send to, BP messages subject and BP messages content are BuddyPress cookies for messages 1 day These cookies are used to present you with BuddyPress notification messages. To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our website and provide you with offers targeted at your interests
BP new group id 1 Contains the ID of a BuddyPress group 1 day N/A To store information about your preferences and allow us to customise our website and provide you with offers targeted at your interests
GPS 4 Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 day Find out where you are from in the world, to help provide a better user experience Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC 4 We use the YouTube service as a convenience for our visitors, and we use it on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy – see http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/ for more information. 8 months N/A We may use YouTube to host video content. When you view a web page on our website with an embedded YouTube video, YouTube creates at least three cookies: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use hitbox, and PREF. In some circumstances you may also find an additional GEO cookie. We use the YouTube service as a convenience for our visitors, and we use it on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy – see http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/ for more information.

 

You can find more information about cookies at: www.aboutcookies.org. You can find more information about Google Analytics and how to reject or delete these cookies at: www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can 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 website.

Last updated: 15th February 2019

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