When you use our website, website servers will set cookies on your local device depending on the settings of your computer’s browser.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you first visit a page. They are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.
We do not monitor these settings or the cookies, and do not collect, store or process your cookies.
Cookie name Where is cookie used Purpose
_gat,_ga,_gid Google Analytics (persistent) Visitor statistics and analysis
HHsession This website (session) Maintaining choices/settings
PHPSESSID This website (session) Maintaining choices/settings
cookiesOK This website (persistent) Remembering cookie choice
Description of Cookies
There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:
These are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They do not collect any information from your computer.
A persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
First and third-party cookies:
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time.
The function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for our website. They are stored and sent between our servers and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
These are cookies set on some pages by third party products and services, such as Youtube and/or Google. These cookies are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.
What can you do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
You may prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage your cookie settings. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust. Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our site.
This policy is under regular review. This policy was last amended on 30 May 2018.