Cookies help us to provide you with a better website experience by enabling us to recognise those pages you find useful and those you don’t. You can be reassured that they don’t give us access to your computer or any information other than the details you choose to share with us. Cookies are used on most websites and we believe that the benefits from their proper use are worthwhile – we hope you agree.
What exactly is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that’s placed on your computer’s hard drive via your browser. It helps the use of our interactive devices and allows our website to respond to you as an individual. The site can be tailored to your needs, likes and dislikes by remembering information about your preferences.
How to manage cookies
All internet browsers allow you to manage the cookies stored on your computer. You can set the browser to enable cookies, notify you of cookie placement requests, or decline cookies completely. However, if you decline them, you’ll find a reduced functionality on this site. You can also delete the files that contain cookies, but the way you manage them depends on which browser you have:
Google Chrome – Manage your cookies and site data
Mozilla Firefox – Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences
Internet Explorer (9+) – How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer
You can find some excellent guides on managing your cookies at allaboutcookies.org.
Here’s a list of the main cookie we use and its purpose:
|Google Universal Analytics||_ga
|Provides insights into visitor interactions on our website. This helps us understand our visitor’s needs and this information allows us to improve our website, our communications with our customers and to provide a high quality service by providing our visitors information that they’re looking for in a way which is useful to them.|
|Cloudflare||_cfduid||1 year||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|Wordfence||wfvt_||1 day||Wordfence cookie used to track a user for the duration of their visit so that their page views can be grouped together|
|wordfence_verifiedHuman||30 mins||Verify visitor is human|