Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

How do we use cookies?

On this website, cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

During the course of any visit to our website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

Managing your cookies

The links below will take you to the web browser’s help page where you can manage your cookies:

To manage your Google Analytics cookies, you can visit the Google Analytics help page, however please keep in mind that information we obtain from Google Analytics goes towards improving the user experience on our site.

List of cookies used on this website

  • Name: cookieconsent_status
    Purpose: Set by the cookie notification banner to hide it once acknowledged.
  • Name: wp-settings-2, wp-settings-time-2
    Purpose: These cookies verify if you are logged in to the site or not, they provide a core piece of functionality for this website.
  • Name:_ga, _gid, _gat
    Purpose: Set and used by Google Analytics to provide user activity statistics.
  • Name: PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, VSC, demographics
    Purpose: Set and used by YouTube as we embed videos served by YouTube within our site
  • Name: bp-activityoldestpage, bp-members-scope, bp-members-filter, bp_completed_create_steps, bp_new_group_id
    Purpose: Used to store users search, filter and order options.
  • Name: wpe-auth
    Purpose: Manages user sessions.