Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of [web address] (the Website). This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website and also allows us to improve our Website. With the exception of strictly necessary cookies that are required to host the Website, you can determine which cookies you accept by clicking on the banner. Cookies are small files of data which are stored on your computer, mobile phone or tablet (referred to as your device) when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.

1. Our Use of Cookies

1.1 We use the following types of cookies: 1.1.1 Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. These cookies enable you to move around the Website [and access secure areas such signing in to your account]. If you remove or disable these cookies, the Website will not work properly. 1.1.2 Analytical/performance cookies: these are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This enables us to monitor and analyse page performance and usage. We can then improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 1.1.3 Functionality cookies: these are cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences. 1.1.4 Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website [and any advertising displayed on it] more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. 1.2 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. For more information about how we store and use your personal information, please see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie name/ [information] Function
[Google Analytics] [This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us.]
wordpress_sec This cookie stores a visitor’s unique, randomly generated, session id and is used to pass information between content management system called WordPress to enable it to function correctly. It is forcibly expired when the user closes the browser. Expires on browser close.
Recite. Preferences This cookie is only deployed when a user makes a choice, such as selecting a background colour or a text size. It remembers the user’s accessibility settings so that they can be loaded again automatically when they revisit the website.
wp-settings-time WordPress sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
Recite.Persist This cookie is used to remember visitors ReciteMe preferences. See ReciteMe Cookie Statement: https://www.reciteme.com/cookie-statement. When the browsing session ends.
wordpress_logged_in This cookie is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in. wordpress_test_cookie. A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.
wp-settings This cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1, these DevStat technical cookie have duration of 1 year. WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
_wpfuuid This cookie is used by the WPForms WordPress plugin. The cookie is used to connect entries by the same user and is used for some additional features like the Form Abandonment addon.
wp_lang This cookie is used to remember the language chosen by the user while browsing. Cookie retention period: User session duration.
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide an appropriate user experience for the user. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.

2. Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

3. Blocking Cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website or may otherwise experience impaired functionality.

4. Expiry of Cookies

Session cookies stay in place only for the duration of your visit to the Website and expire at the end of your browsing session. Persistent cookies remain on your device for a period of time after you have left the Website until they are deleted, removed or expire after a pre-determined interval. To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to AboutCookies.org and select the browser and version you are using.