2.1 A cookie is a small data file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Most website operators place cookies on the browser or hard drive of their user’s computer.
2.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
2.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies and can give you a more personalised web experience.
2.4 Cookies gather information about the user’s use of the website or enable the website to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. Cookies can also be used to collect information about the user which allows the website operator or a third party to create a profile of the user, their preferences and their interests for the purpose of serving the user with targeted, interest-based advertising.
3.2 Essentially we use different types of cookies for specific purposes:
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.
Analytical / performance cookies
These are cookies which 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.
These are cookies which 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).
More information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are set out below.
3.3 We use persistent cookies on our website. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
Cookie Type and Purpose
PHPSESSID – Strictly necessary
To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. No personal information is stored in this cookie
_cfgduid – Strictly necessary
Used to identify trusted web traffic. Does not correspond to any user id in the web application. No personal information is stored.
_ga _gat _gid – Strictly necessary
Used for Google analytics to improve web site usability.
catAccCookie – Strictly necessary
To track acceptance of our terms and conditions and privacy and cookies policies
WordPress_test_cookie – Strictly necessary
Checks if the browser is set to allow or reject cookies
4.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
4.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
5.1 If you wish to remove cookies set by our website from your browser in the future, you may delete them. The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or mobile device depends on the operating system and web browser you use. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer