What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. There are different types of cookies: some are essential for the site to operate properly, whereas others are aimed at enhancing and personalising your user experience. Cookies can help us to understand how consumers are interacting with our website, which helps us to improve our site and deliver a better service to you.
What Cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary Cookies
Generally, these cookies will be essential first-party session cookies. Not all first-party session cookies will fall into the strictly necessary category for the purposes of the Cookie legislation. Strictly necessary cookies will generally be used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify the user as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide a consistent and accurate service to the user.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as signing-up to receive emails from us.
These cookies generally collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and the pages that they don’t. This helps us to understand and improve the site so it is easy to use and includes helpful content. They allow us to fix bugs or glitches on the website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies visitors, so we can’t identify you. For example, we use “Google Analytics” cookies (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc).
These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make as you browse the site. They provide more enhanced and personal features. The information collected is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites once you leave our site.
|PHPSESSID||To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page.||Session|
|__cfduid||The “__cfduid” cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.||5 years|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|quform_session||Functionality cookie: Contact Form – Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient||24 hours|
|rml_1_lastquery||Used to collect content usage||1 year|
|wordpress_sec_[hash]||This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/||Session|
|wordpress_test_cookie||WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.||Session|
|WordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies.|
The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.
This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
How to turn off Cookies
For more information go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/