What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allows us to improve our site. To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Below is more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them.
Cookies we use
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these essential cookies as the website cannot function properly without them.
Comment details cookies (comment_author_[hash], comment_author_email_[hash], comment_author_url_[hash]): Only set if you leave a comment and select “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” Set by our website to track your name, email and URL. More information: wordpress.org
These cookies are only set if you log in to our website:
- WordPress cookies (wp-settings-[user_id], wordpress_sec_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash]): Allows you to authenticate and perform account related functions. No information is passed to a third-party, and passwords are encrypted. More information: wordpress.org
- Wordfence cookies (wfwaf-authcookie-[hash], wf_loginalerted_[hash]): Essential for keeping the site secure. Authenticates your login request and notifies the website admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. No information is passed to a third-party. More information: wordfence.com
Statistical and Marketing
We don’t use services like Google Analytics to track website visitors.
We are looking into what the PHPSESSID cookie does. It is a first-party session cookie, so
Facebook sets a cookie (fr) because we use a Facebook feed on our site. We are looking into what this cookie does.
How to change your cookie settings
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, in your browser select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You may block all cookies (including third-party cookies) by changing your browser settings, but if you do you may not be able to use every feature on this site. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.