Cookie Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies do not give access to your personally-identifiable information. The vast majority of websites now use cookies and some are essential for a website to function.

What cookies do we use?

First party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third party cookies: Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to that of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company e.g. Google, who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from other sites for example YouTube, Flickr or Facebook, which set their own cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use and performance of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at 

We do not share, rent or sell any data collected from cookies with any third-party. They are solely used to improve your experience of using and to allow us to evaluate and improve our site.

The following is a list of all cookies on our site and their purpose:

Site Cookies

wordpress_* WordPress cookie for a logged in user.
wordpress_logged_in_* Set and used by WordPress to remember if a user is logged in.
wp-settings-6 Set and used by WordPress to remember a logged-in user’s preferences.
wp-settings-time-6 Set and used by WordPress to remember a logged-in user’s preferences.
wordpress_test_cookie Set and used by WordPress to test for cookie capability.
cookieconsent_dismissed Set and used by WordPress to remember if a user accepted the usage of Cookies.
IDE, __ncuid, DSID Marketing cookie used by Google.
_ga, _gid, _gat_cqcTracker Set and used by Google Analytics to track user activity.
gpnf_form_session_3 Cookie set for the use of forms on the site, this is essential functionality.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie is used to store your preferences or details e.g. your email address that you may have entered it in a form, so that they are remembered for your next visit.

How to control and delete cookies

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. The method for rejecting cookies and removing existing cookies varies depending on which browser you use:

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome