Our web pages use “cookies”. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

Cookies may be set either by the website (“first party cookies”), or by a third party website (“third party cookies”). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

However, we continue to collect information about third-party cookies and the tables below are based on the work completed to date. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time.


This website is run on the WordPress content management system (CMS). WordPress sets some cookies in order to improve the user experience and assist in the delivery of the site (e.g.. to test whether a user has JavaScript enabled.) The following cookies are set by WordPress on this site:

Cookie ID Purpose Contains or Links to personal data Data Type Lifespan
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in. no text Persistent 90 days
wordpress_test_cookie  WordPress also sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in. no text Persistent 90 days


In addition to the cookies listed above, the following cookies are set when you log in to the site:

Cookie ID Purpose Contains or Links to personal data Data Type Lifespan
wordpress_[hash] WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_[hash] to store the authentication details on login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of the password. However, this usage of the cookie is limited to the admin console area, the backend dashboard of the website.  no unique string Persistent 23 days
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]  The cookie wp-settings-{time}-[UID] is used to customize the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website. The value represented by [UID] is the individual user ID of the user as given to them in the users’ database table. no boolean Persistent 100 years



This site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. Google Analytics uses cookies to record information about usage. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see the overview of Google Analytics privacy. The table below shows details of the cookies that Google analytics uses:

Cookie ID Purpose Contains or Links to personal data Data Type Lifespan
__utma Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 30
__utmb Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 30 mins
__utmc Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Session End of Session
__utmz Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 6 months


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Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page.

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