Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser please refer to your handset manual.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Google Analytics cookies||_utma
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||_utma is deleted after 2 years, _utmz is deleted after 6 months and _utmb / _utmc are deleted when a user closes their browser. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google (link to http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html)|
|These cookies are used by the content management system to see if the admin person is logged in into the system.
||These cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser.|
|WordPress cookie||PHPSESSID||This cookie is set by the content management system on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to the website.
||This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.|
|WordPress cookie||wordpress_ratepost||This cookie is set by the content management system on arrival to the website to allow rating blog posts.
||This cookie is deleted after 1 year.|
|These cookies are set by Facebook, upon arrival to the website. These cookies are used by Facebook to see if a user is logged into Facebook.||These cookies are deleted after 1 month.|
|These cookies are set by Facebook, upon arrival to the website and identify new users to Facebook and protect from fraudulent login attempts.
||These cookies are deleted after 21 months.|
|Twitter cookie||guest_id||This cookie is set by Twitter and is used to identify you to twitter, if you do not have a twitter account or never accessed the twitter.com website directly then twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.
||This cookie is deleted after 20 months.|
|These cookies are set by Twitter. Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding reader interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing.||twll is deleted after 10 years, js is deleted after 24 hours and k is deleted when a user closes their browser.|
|These cookies are set by Sharethis, upon arrival to the website and identifies users and their sharing behavior.||_stid and _unam are deleted after 20 months, _seg is deleted after 1 months and _uset is deleted when a user closes their browser.|
|Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. They include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one.||HSID, SID and SSID are deleted when a user closes their browser. VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE is deleted after 8 months, demographics is deleted after 18 months and PREF is deleted after 10 years.|
|Google Plus One cookies||APISID
|These cookies are set by Google upon arrival to the website, to integrate Google Plus one for content sharing.||APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SID, SSID, BEAT and ULS are deleted when a user closes their browser. NID is deleted after 6 months, PREF is deleted after 20 months.|