Cookie privacy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device, preferences and can be used to improve your online experience. You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.

How to manage cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give you a level of control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. For instructions on how to manage cookies, please read the ‘Help’ section of your browser or visit our guide at www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that some areas of our website may not function after you have changed your cookie settings.

Cookies we use

Cookie Duration Purpose
__utma 2 years Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb 30 minutes Google Analytics – Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc Session Google Analytics – Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmt 10 minutes Google Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.
__utmz 6 months Google Analytics – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
wp-settings-{user_id} 1 year Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.
wp-settings-time-{user} 1 year Time at which wp-settings-{user} was set.
wp-saving-post 1 day Used to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the data.
viewed_cookie_policy 1 year The viewed_cookie_policy cookie is set to “yes” when the Cookie law info bar has been viewed and accepted.

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