Cookies are small text files containing a string of letters and numbers (an identifier) sent to, and stored by, a visitors web browser (e.g. Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
This website uses a mix of persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain active in a web browser until their set expiry date (unless manually deleted beforehand). In contrast, session cookies expire at the end of the current session when the browser is closed.
The purpose of these cookies may include, but not be limited to… recognising you when you return; helping us understand which sections of the website you and others find most interesting and useful; enabling the use of a shopping cart; analysing, improving and administering the website; presenting advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users; preventing fraud; improving security; personalising the website for each user… and more.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user; but personal information stored about a user may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
If you wish you can set your browser to refuse to accept cookies and/or delete cookies already stored on your device (search online for instructions). However, please be aware that blocking or removing cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of this and other websites.
Some cookies will be created directly by this website while others may be created by third-party plugins, add-ons or services which may be in use by this website (e.g. Jetpack, Google Analytics, Google Adwords) or by external websites whose material has been embedded in this website.
… if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are 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.
… if you have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
… if you login to your account on this site, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. 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.
… if you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
24th May, 2018
If cookies are new to you, you may find this video by Google helpful: