What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allows us to improve our site. To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Below is more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them.
Cookies we use
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these essential cookies as the website cannot function properly without them.
Cookie test (wordpress_test_cookie): Used by WordPress to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Comment details cookies (comment_author_[hash], comment_author_email_[hash], comment_author_url_[hash]): Only set if you leave a comment and select “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” Set by our website to track your name, email and URL. This is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. More information: wordpress.org
Google preferences cookie (NID): Set by Google if we use a plugin like an embedded Google Map or embedded YouTube video. Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
Vimeo cookies (player, vuid): We may embed videos from Vimeo. Vimeo drops third-party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. More information: vimeo.com
WooCommerce tracking cookie (tk_ai): Set by our website’s WooCommerce plugin to track usage.
These cookies are only set if you log in to our website:
- WordPress cookies (wp-settings-[user_id], wordpress_sec_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash]): Set to save your login information and screen display choices. No information is passed to a third-party, and passwords are encrypted. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. More information: wordpress.org
- Wordfence cookies (wfwaf-authcookie-[hash], wf_loginalerted_[hash]): Essential for keeping the site secure. Authenticates your login request and notifies the website admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. No information is passed to a third-party. More information: wordfence.com
- WooCommerce preference cookies (woocommerce_snooze_suggestions__[suggestion], woocommerce_dismissed_suggestions__[context]): Set by our website’s WooCommerce plugin to allow dismissing of Marketplace suggestions. More information: woocommerce.com
Statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with a website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This website doesn’t set statistical cookies like those used by Google Analytics.
These cookies are used to track visitors across websites. They are used to display ads that are relevant and engaging to you.
Google account tracking cookies (APISID, ANID, SAPISID, HSID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, SEARCH_SAMESITE and CONSENT): Set by Google because we use a plugin like an embedded Google Map or embedded YouTube video. Only set if you are logged into your Google account. Used to help customise adverts on Google properties, such as Google Search. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account. More information: policies.google.com
How to change your cookie settings
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, in your browser select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
Google account cookies
Google account tracking cookies are only set if you are logged into your Google account, so log out of your account to stop them from being set.
You may block all cookies (including third-party cookies) by changing your browser settings, but if you do you may not be able to use every feature on this site. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.