How We Use Cookies

To provide a better experience to our users, and to help us identify the parts of our website that perform best, we make use of cookies. If you use our website, you accept the use of these cookies.

Alternatively, you may change your browser settings to block the use of cookies for this website, or for all the websites you visit. However, this will likely result in a degraded browsing experience.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your local computer. You as the computer owner can access this data, and so to can the website that set the cookie. Generally speaking, cookies don't present privacy issues since the data stored within them is usually data you have entered yourself.

What Cookies do we set and use?

Here is a list of cookies currently in use, with an explanation of what each is, an indication of how long it lasts, and also an example of the information stored.

First Party Session Management

We use these cookies to make sure you can freely use our website and to improve user-experience. Most of these cookies are only stored temporarily and will automatically be removed when your close your browser or leave our website. Some are stored longer to improve loading times or remember your preferences on our website.

  • Cookie Name - PHPSESSID     

Each time you visit the website we start a "session" and assign a unique ID. We can track various pieces of essential data for your session which are all stored on our server. The session ID only is stored in a temporary cookie, which is automatically deleted either after an extended period of inactivity, or when you close your browser.

  • Cookie Name - cookie_info_pane     

This cookie is set when the site is first visited and stops the cookie information pane from sliding down. Without it, the pane would appear on every page. This cookie will automatically expire after 1 year, if not deleted prior to that.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to anonymously monitor how you interact with our website and are used to improve website performance.

  • Cookie Name - __qca

This cookie is part of Google Analytics, a tool we use to provide usage data for our website. This anonymous data helps us to better understand our users' needs and tailor the website accordingly. This cookie will automatically expire after 5 years, if not deleted prior to that.

  • Cookie Name - __utma

This cookie is part of Google Analytics, a tool we use to provide usage data for our website. This anonymous data helps us to better understand our users' needs and tailor the website accordingly. This cookie will automatically expire after 2 years, if not deleted prior to that.

  • Cookie Name - __utmb

This cookie is part of Google Analytics, a tool we use to provide usage data for our website. This anonymous data helps us to better understand our users' needs and tailor the website accordingly. This cookie will automatically expire after 30 minutes, if not deleted prior to that.

  • Cookie Name - __utmc

This cookie is part of Google Analytics, a tool we use to provide usage data for our website. This anonymous data helps us to better understand our users' needs and tailor the website accordingly. This cookie will be automatically deleted either after an extended period of inactivity, or when you close your browser.

  • Cookie Name - __utmz

This cookie is part of Google Analytics, a tool we use to provide usage data for our website. This anonymous data helps us to better understand our users' needs and tailor the website accordingly. This cookie will automatically expire after 6 months, if not deleted prior to that.

Facebook

Used for social media integration https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter

Used for social media integration. https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169693

Refusing or withdrawing your consent to the use of cookies

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. More information about how to this do this 

Please note that if you adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the setting of cookies, you may not be able to access or use fully certain parts or functionality of our website.

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