Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small piece of information that a website stores to save and collect basic information. Many cookies are essential to the operation of our website, for example to allow you apply for an online account with us. Cookies on our site are also used to customise certain areas of content just for you, and to make your browsing experience more efficient and faster.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies to understand how people use our websites and to help us to make your experience of our website better. Some of them are essential for our websites to work properly and some allow us to understand more about how users use the website so we can improve it. We use cookies to enable the following:

We have used the ICO classifications of cookies below to help you understand their purpose.
Cookies we use

Cookie consent

* catAccCookies

Purpose: This cookie is set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept that the site uses cookies.

Category 3: Functionality cookies

Wordfence
* wfvt_{session_id}
* wfwaf_authcookie-{session_id}
* wordfence_verifiedHuman

These cookies are used to help prevent malicious attacks and exploits from gaining access to the site. The last cookie is used to determine that a human – not a script – is accessing the content

Category 3: Functionality cookies

WooCommerce
* woocommerce_cart_hash
* woocommerce_items_in_cart
* wp_woocommerce_session_{session_id}

WooCommerce is used by this website to manage all online sales, from products to subscriptions and more. To facilitate this, it needs to store details of the user’s session and the contents of their cart as they move from page to page.

Category 3: Functionality cookies

Analytics
* __unam
* __utma
* __utmb
* __utmc
* __utmt
* __utmz
* _ga

The site gathers metrics on visit origin, page access, link following and page views which are shared with Google Analytics in order to provide a better service.

Category 2: Performance cookies

YouTube
* PREF
* VISITOR_INFO_1_LIVE
* YSC

These cookie store your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language, how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. They are also used to measure bandwidth in order to provide the best playback service.

Category 2: Performance cookies

Personalisation cookies

We use a number of services provided by Google, such as Google Analytics and YouTube, which in turn use cookies in order to improve the user experience and to add insight into how people interact with our content.

If you are logged in to your Google account on your web browser a number of additional cookies will be set to associate your actions and the content you view with your user account.

The “CONSENT” cookie tracks whether you have granted consent to Google to track your user actions.

Cookie name: NID, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, SAPISID, SIDCC, SID, SSID, LOGIN_INFO

Category 2: Performance cookies

WordPress
* wordpress_logged_in_{session_id}

* wordpress_sec_{session_id}

This website requires the user to be logged in at all times in order to access content. WordPress manages logged in users through these two cookies.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies

How can I manage my cookies and where can I find more information?

If you don’t want us to use cookies in your web browser, you can remove them from your computer or change your browser settings so that it either blocks cookies altogether or asks you if you’d like to accept them from some websites. As we mentioned earlier, some of our cookies are essential for our websites to work properly.

The internet industry body, the Internet Advertising Bureau has set up a website to provide information and advice on cookies http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ and another source which gives information about how to delete and control cookies is http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

If we change our cookie policy it will be updated on this page.