Cookie Policy

1. Information about our use of cookies

1.1. 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.

1.2. 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.

1.3. We use the following cookies:

1.3.1. 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 and enable basic functions like page navigation. The website cannot function properly without these cookies

1.3.2. 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.

1.3.3. 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). They enable the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

1.3.4. 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.

1.4. 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
Expiry




Strictly necessary cookie

 

wordpress_[hash]

On login, used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the Administration Screen area, /wp-admin/. (Source)

After the session, unless “Remember Me” selected.

wordpress_logged_in_[hash]

After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. (Source)

After the session

wp-settings-{time}-[UID]

 

 

 

wordpress_test_cookie

Used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. (Source)

 

Tests whether cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience.

1 year

 

 

 

After the session





Analytical/ performance cookies

 

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

After 2 years

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

After the session

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

After the session





Targeting cookie Collect

Used to send Google Analytics data bout the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

After the session

PREF

Registers a unique ID that is used by YouTube to keep statistics on how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

After 8 months

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate the user’s bandwith on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

After 179 days

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics on what videos from YouTube a user has seen.

After the session

 

1.5. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks, search engines 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. If you have any concerns about this you should ensure your browser settings are set to limit third party tracking. This is not something we control as it can happen before you visit our website.

1.6. 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.

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