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Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or device when you browse our website. This website uses cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users, to provide you with a better experience and to improve our site by better understanding how you use it.

We are allowed to store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we provide an easy way for you to control their use (see below). We will assume you accept our cookie policy if you continue using our site.

For more details on the personal data that we use and the measures we have in place to protect your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

What types of cookies are there?

Cookies fall into two groups:

Within these groups, there are several different types of cookies that may be used on a website:

What cookies does our site use?

Necessary cookies

Name of Cookie Purpose First or Third party
exp_sessionid Set by the site to maintain a users secure server session First
PHPSESSID Set by the site to maintain a users secure server session First
exp_sessionid Set by the site to maintain a users secure server session First
exp_last_visit Expression Engine analytics tracking First
exp_uniqueid Matches the unique_id field in the exp_members table. Randomly generated by the functions class at registration. Used only for logged in members. First
exp_userhash The encrypted password of the currently logged in user. Set if you choose the cookies and session ID method for sessions (cs in your config.) Used only for logged in members. First
exp_anon A flag set by the user to determine if they are listed in the online users. First
exp_remember A flag set by the user to determine if they stay logged in when leaving the site. First
exp_expiration Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selected remember me then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it’s set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members. First
exp_store_cart Tracks items in your basket for our ecommerce system. First

Functionality Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose First or Third party
pid Used by twitter for their share widget. Third
exp_super_search_history Remembers your search history on the site First
uid User id and login time tracking cookie Third
uvc Measures how often we see an AddThis user Third
uit User id and login time tracking cookie Third

Analytical/Performance cookies

Cookie Name Purpose First or Third party
__utma Google Analytics. Contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. First
__utmc Google Analytics.  Works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. First
__utmz Google Analytics.  Tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website. First
__utmb Google Analytics.  Used to establish and continue a unique user session. First
exp_last_activity Expression Engine analytics tracking First
exp_tracker Expression Engine analytics tracking First

Marketing cookies

Cookie Name Purpose First or Third party
None    

Your cookie control

If you do not want us to use Functional, Analytical/Performance and Marketing cookies on your device you can switch them off here.

Enable cookies

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies