Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on your hard drive. We may store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a website when the user has returned.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site

What cookies do we use?

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the program we use to collect statistics from our website to show us how visitors use our site. We use the information to create reports and to help us to constantly improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 Name of cookie      How long does it stay on my machine?
 __utma  2 years
 __utmb  30 minutes
 __utmc  Until you close your browser
 __utmz  6 months


Further information is available about Google Analytics cookies, and Google even offer an ‘opt-out’ plugin if you don’t want to accept their cookies.

Session cookie

Our site uses a session cookie which is essential for the site to function properly. By this point, the cookie will already have been set. You may delete and block all cookies from our site, but this may cause it to stop working properly.

 Name of cookie  How long does it stay on my machine?
 PHPSESSID  20 minutes or until you close your browser
WP-settings-3, wp-settings-time-3, wordpress-test-cookie Until you close your browser

SlideDeck Cookies

This website includes several embedded slideshows from SlideDeck.

 Name of cookie       How long does it stay on my machine?
 Ki_u, Ki_r, Ki_s, Ki_t, _chartbeat2, hellobar_currentWpgb_visit_last_, Wpgb_visit_last_php-http://www_slidedeck_com, Wpgb_visit_last-, Until you close your browser

Social Media

This website includes several embedded links from Twitter and Facebook. This feature uses a set of cookies to collect data on where data is being viewed from.

 Name of cookie       How long does it stay on my machine?
 pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js, lang, Activity_modal_dismissed, dnt, twid, Until you close your browser
 datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs  Until you close your browser