Cookie Policy

What are cookies: may collect information about your use of our website through cookies. Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit.

Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses. Most major websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this Website:

The cookies we and our business partners use on this website are broadly grouped into “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies:

Session Cookies – we use session cookies to keep track of the pages you visit whilst you navigate the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – we use persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_urlPersistent1 yearWordPress sets these cookies so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.
Google Analytics: __utmvPersistent2 yearsUsed for segmentation, data experimentation and  the __utmv works hand in hand with the   __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.
Google Analytics: __utmzPersistent6 monthsStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.
Google Analytics: _utmaPersistent2 yearsUsed by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google that helps us see how our website is used by visitors. Your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This data is used to understand how visitors use the website and improve usability by analysing how visitors find the website and which pages are most popular.
Google Analytics: _utmb _utmcPersistentEnd of browsing sessionThese cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.
Google: NID, PREFPersistentUp to 2 yearsThese cookies allow Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps.
PHPSESSIDSessionEnd of browsing sessionThis cookie is used to identify your unique session on the website.
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent365 DaysCookie Law Info plugin sets a cookie to remember if the visitor has accepted/closed the cookie info bar.
wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_SessionEnd of browsing sessionBoth of these cookies are set by WordPress, our content management system, for logged in users.
wordpress_test_cookieSessionEnd of browsing sessionThis cookie is set by our CMS to test the browser you’re using is able to use cookies.
wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-PersistentLess than 1 yearThese cookies help remember your personal preferences within WordPress.

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

Internet browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive them, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively.

Please note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine from our website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them.

If you want to reject cookies we use from this website you will need to:

  • delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit By deleting our cookie preference cookie the next time you visit this website the cookie message bar will appear again inviting you to again reconsider your preferences; and/or
  • if you only want to reject some or all of the third party cookies you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them.

Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.

More Information

If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit or

We may update this policy from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit our website. We last changed this policy on 13/05/2015.