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.
To enable us to monitor the usage of our website and the success of our marketing, we use Google Analytics which uses a variety of cookies. These are used to track visitors and collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
A table of the cookies we use on our website is set out below:
|Cloudflare||_cfduid||Used to identify trusted web traffic||Expires 1 year from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Used to distinguish users by Google Analytics.||Expires 2 years from set/update.|
|Google Analytics||_gat||Used to throttle request rate||Expires 1 minute from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_gid||Used to distinguish users.||1 day|
|Mailchimp||__client_[number]||Records user page visits||Expires 2 years from set/update|
|Mailchimp||_pro||Records user page visits||Expires 1 year from set/update|
|Cookie Preference||catAccCookies||Used to remember user choice about cookies on the website||Expires 1 month from set/update|
You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings – most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies. Should you change your settings to refuse all cookies, there may be a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. Below are links explaining how you can manage cookies on a number of browsers:
Do not track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers, with some newer browsers offering it as default. If you enable it, it sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing isn’t tracked, for example by third party ad or social networks, or analytic companies. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site. If you need any help regarding cookies on our website, get in touch by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org.