How we use Cookies

How We Use Cookies

Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to.

If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, and how to delete or disable them, please visit Cookiepedia - all about cookies.


Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as starting a shopping session, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.


Cookies used to maintain login sessions

These cookies are used to maintain your login sessions if you login to our site with a username and password.

Cookie NamePurposeExpiry
wordpress_...Maintain login2 weeks
wordpress_logged_in_...Maintain login2 weeks
wordpress_test_cookieTest if cookies are enabled2 weeks


These cookies include your username, in order to identify you to maintain your login session, but do not contain any other identifiable information. For more information please visit WordPress’ cookie information page.


Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.


Cookie namePurposeExpiry
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
_gatUsed to throttle request rate.1 minute
AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.30 seconds to 1 year

For more information on these, please visit Google Analytics’ cookie information.


Third Party Cookies

When you use our website, you may find that additional cookies are set by websites that we do not operate. These cookies are set by third parties, and are used by them for a variety of functions.

For example, cookies will be set when you access and use pages that contain content from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Google or other third parties.

The cookies that are used by these third parties will vary from time to time without our knowledge.

As far as we are able, we have provided details below of the companies we use and links to their privacy and cookies policies.

We have also, where third parties provide them, given links to where you can learn more and opt out of tracking.

ServiceInformationWhere to go for more
GoogleUsed for managing maps on our websitesTypes of cookies used by Google
TwitterCookies to manage embedded tweets and interaction with TwitterTwitter cookies policy
FacebookCookies to manage embedded Facebook contentFacebook cookies policy
VimeoCookies to manage embedded videosVimeo cookies policy
YoutubeCookies to manage embedded videosTypes of cookies used by Google