Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Wondering how we use cookies?

How to control and delete cookies

Cookies are small text files that web servers give to browsers to store on users’ machines. They enable the website to recognise requests as coming from the same browser and they can be essential for the operation of an application, but they can also be used to track user behaviour.

You can block or restrict their use through your browser settings. For more information on their use and how to block them, visit you may want to visit www.aboutcookies.org

List of the main cookies used on this website

This is a list of the main types set by this website, and what each is used for.

Name Party Expiry Type Comments
PHPSESSID 1st party Session Session Cookie Preserves user session state across page requests.
lang 3rd party Session Session Cookie Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website
__utma 3rd party 2 years Google Used by Google Analytics.
__utmb 3rd party Session Google Used by Google Analytics.
__utmc 3rd party Session Google Used by Google Analytics.
__utmt 3rd party Session Google Used to throttle speed of requests to the server.
__utmz 3rd party 6 months Google Used by Google Analytics.
ms-uid 3rd party 1 year Unclassified Cookie

We also use third party services on some of our pages, including photo and video content from external websites, which might also use cookies.

 


Cookies explained

First party cookie
These are set by the website itself and allows us (the website owner) to link the cookie with the website user.

Session cookie
This is essential for site functionality. It does not store any personal information. A session cookie only lasts for the duration the user is using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.

Third party cookie
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and we also use some third party plugins. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from such services, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Our website does not control the dissemination of these.

Google
These are used by Google to provide different Google services for the user and to collect anonymous data about the user.

Social Sharing
Any site with a social sharing button may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these and you should check the relevant third party website for more information.

How to disable Flash Cookies
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies for all websites. Please be aware that restricting their may affect the features available to you for Flash-based applications.