Cookie Policy


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use, or reserve the right to use in the future, the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies.  They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.  This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google  __qca __utma __utmb __utmc __utmd __utmv __utmz Anonymous visitor tracking. You will likely not have all of these cookies on your computer  Google Cookie Policy
WordPress cookies wp-settings-time-## Only when logged in to customise admin view WordPress Cookie Policy
wp-settings-## Only when logged in to customise admin view
wordpress_[hash] Only when logged in to check user login
wordpress_test_cookie anonymous performance information; your need to be logged in
w3tc_referrer only when logging in/logged in so our caching software delivers the correctly personalised page to you
shareThis __stid unique identifier so shares are not doubly counted
__uset checks if __stid is set

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.


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 essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Cookies from this website expire immediately or on session-end (close the browser window). One cookie expires in two weeks, and one in six months.

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