Information about our use of cookies

A cookie is a small file of data that our website stores within your browser if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device to aid the operation of our website.

We use the following cookies:

  • strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website
  • analytical/performance cookies. These are cookies that 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 cookies are used for the general operation of the website

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. Not all of these will be stored on your device, dependant on how you use the website.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
_ga Google Analytics Anonymised website browsing statistics
WordPress_ WordPress Remembering your login information, if you click the “remember me” box Only used for people who login to the site, not for general readers
Wfwaf_ WordFence Defending the website against malicious attacks Search for the WordFence plugin
PHPSESSID PHP Used for the internal working of the website N/A
lastAccessFolder Folder Tracks the use of internal image folders within the site Not used for general readers
Wp-settings WordPress Used for the internal workings of WordPress N/A

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 website.

Cookie expiry is set by the various pieces of software above and doesn’t follow a fixed pattern of timing. Continuing to use the website will renew and extend the expiry date of relevant cookies to enable your continued use of the site.

How we keep this policy up to date

We will review and update this policy from time to time. This may be to reflect a change in the cookies we use on our website or it may be to reflect a change in the law.

The easiest way to check for updates is by looking for the latest version of this policy on our website.

Each time we update our policy we will update the policy version number shown at the end of the policy and the date on which that version of the policy came into force.

This is policy version 1.0 which came into effect on 25th May 2018.