COOKIE POLICY

Cookies are small text files containing amounts of information that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit and which your computer or mobile device downloads. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The information in cookies can be used to track your internet usage. Under the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications of 12 July 2002, all visitors to a website with cookies must have access to information stating that the website contains cookies and the purpose for which cookies are used. They must also approve such cookies being used.

There are three different types of cookies:

  1. Session cookies are mainly used for assisting various activities during a session such as keeping you logged in between pages. Session cookies expire when the browser is closed.
  2. Permanent cookies remain stored even when a browser is closed. They can facilitate operations such as automatic login. Permanent cookies need to be deleted after a period of six months.
  3. First or Third Party are installed by first (website) or third parties and collect information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics etc.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

CookieDescriptionPurposeType
_gaGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users.PerformanceThird party
_gidGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users.PerformanceThird party
_gatGoogle Analytics – Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.PerformanceThird Party
wfvt_3626363880Contain information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.PerformanceSession
wordfence_verifiedHumanCookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks.PerformanceSession

Analytics tools for the website

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. To find out more about Google Analytics, Google’s privacy policy and opting out of its cookies please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How to avoid cookies

If you would prefer cookies to be rejected, change the settings in your web browser so that you either automatically refuse cookies to be downloaded or are prompted each time a website requests to save a cookie. Cookies that have been previously downloaded can also be deleted through the web browser. Rejecting or deleting certain cookies may however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the features of the website.

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