Cookies have various different functions, but essentially they are used to allow websites to respond to you as an individual and how you use it. Cookies in no way give us access to your computer or any information other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies when you enter our website and see the cookie notice. Most browsers also allow you to refuse to accept cookies (for example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookie by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector). This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
Do not track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers, with some newer browsers offering it as default. If you enable it, it sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing isn’t tracked, for example by third party ad or social networks, or analytic companies. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive.
A table of the cookies we use on our website is set out below.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site. If you need any help regarding cookies on our website, get in touch by emailing us.
|Name of cookie||Description||Duration|
|CookieControl||This cookie is to control the Civic Cookie Banner that is used on the website||3 months|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform.||2 years|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate on the Google Analytics platform.||1 minute|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform.||1 day|
|_gat_gtag_UA_257066994_1||Used to set and get tracking data||1 minute|
|wordpress_logged_in_*||This cookie indicates that you are logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.||Session|
|wordpress_sec_*||This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/||Session|
|wp-settings-*||Cookie is used to preserve user’s wp-admin settings||1 year|
|wp-settings-time-*||Sets the time at which wp-settings-* was set||1 year|
|itsec-hb-login-*||Used by our security layer to protect this website.||1 hour|
|itsec_interstitial_browser||Used by our security layer to protect this website.||Session|