Cookies Policy

Last updated: 16 May 2018

Like many websites, we use cookies to collect information about your visit.

Cookies are small files placed on your computer when you browse our website. Using cookies, we collect information about the pages on our website that you visit.

Each website can only access cookies stored by that specific website, meaning that only our servers can access the cookies set by us.

We collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address using industry standard technology. We use this to receive and send information from and to you online.

When you visit our website, we collect two types of cookies: first party cookies to make our site work better and third party cookies for commenting using Facebook and for Google Analytics to track anonymous patterns from visitors.

We also use cookies when you open our newsletter emails and click on links, including the unsubscribe link. These cookies are managed by MailChimp.

Our Cookies

We use a number of different types cookies:

Visiting our site

We use cookies when you visit our site to check you have read and accepted this Cookies Policy. We store the cookie on your computer so we don’t show you the cookie banner each time you visit. The cookie expires a month after it is set. The cookie is: cookie_banner.

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to report on and to improve our website. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come to the website from and which pages they visited.

You can find out more about Google’s safeguarding your data. The cookies expire up to 2 years after they are set. The cookies are:

  • _ga
  • _gid

Logging in to our site

If you are an authorised user, we use cookies when you log in to our site. We store the cookies on your computer so we know you are logged in. The cookies expire when you log out or at the end of your session. The cookies are:

  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec_

We also set two wp-setting cookies so you can customise your admin dashboard. These cookies expire a year after they are set.

Commenting on our site

We use cookies when you comment on our site. We store the cookies on your computer so you don’t need to re-type your information when you want to comment again. These cookies expire a year after they are set. The cookies are:

  • comment_author_
  • comment_author_email_
  • comment_author_url_

We use a Facebook plugin so you can comment on our site using your Facebook account. This plugin sets a cookie,, that is linked to your Facebook account. Find out more about Facebook’s Cookies & other storage technologies

Changes to this Cookies Policy

We regularly review and update this Cookies Policy to reflect changes in our website infrastructure, feedback from you, and to comply with changes to the law. When we change our Cookies Policy we will revise the last updated date at the top of this document.