(2) About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
(3) Our cookies
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:
(a) PHPSESSID – We will use this session cookie to identify your unique session on the website session.
(b) SESS – We will use this session cookie to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered..
(c) wp-settings- 1, wordpress_ 2, wordpress_logged_in_ 2, wordpress_test_ 2 – We will use these session and persistent cookies for a logged in user mainly for admin purposes.
(4) Third party and analytics cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Our service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
(a) to track your browser across multiple websites;
(b) to build a profile of your web surfing; and
(c) to enable sharing functionality to social networks including including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin.
Third parties may send to you the following cookies:
(a) __qca – We will use this persistent cookie to use your computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics in order to facilitate sharing functionality to external sites including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. Lasts: 5 years
(b) _twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, guest_id, remember_checked, secure_session, twid, twll – We will use these persistent and session cookies to facilitate sharing functionality to external sites including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin.
(b) Nid, Pref – Google tracking and safe browsing cookies. Google’s NID and PREF cookies are set by browsers to protect users against known intrusive sites. If you arrive at one of these sites it allows your browser to take action or notify you. Users can stop these cookies being set by turning off their browser’s ‘safe browsing’ mode.
Third parties may send to you the following cookies relating to the use of Google Analytics:
(a) __utma – We will use this persistent cookie to keep track the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
(b) __utma & __utmb – We will use these session cookies to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc lasts 30 minutes before expiring.
(c) __utmv – We will use this persistent, lifetime cookie to classify the visitor within Google Analytics.
(d) __utmz – We will use this persistent cookie to keep track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used, and where they were in the world when they accessed the website. It expires in 6 months.
(5) Cookies and personal information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
(6) Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.
(7) Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
(b) in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
(8) Contact us using the contact form
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