What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. There are different types of cookies: some are essential for the site to operate properly, whereas others are aimed at enhancing and personalising your user experience. Cookies can help us to understand how consumers are interacting with our website, which helps us to improve our site and deliver a better service to you.
What Cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary Cookies
Generally, these cookies will be essential first-party session cookies. Not all first-party session cookies will fall into the strictly necessary category for the purposes of the Cookie legislation. Strictly necessary cookies will generally be used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify the user as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide a consistent and accurate service to the user.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as signing-up to receive emails from us.
These cookies generally collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and the pages that they don’t. This helps us to understand and improve the site so it is easy to use and includes helpful content. They allow us to fix bugs or glitches on the website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies visitors, so we can’t identify you. For example, we use “Google Analytics” cookies (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc).
These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make as you browse the site. They provide more enhanced and personal features. The information collected is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites once you leave our site.
The following cookies are set by this website:
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|catAccCookies||This cookie is set in your computer to prevent the notification from coming up again||1 month|
|WordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies.
The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.
This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
|wordpress_logged_in_[hash]||After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.||Session only|
|wordpress_sec_[hash]||This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/||Session only|
|Third Party cookies|
|__stid||Part of the ShareThis sharing button functionality. Unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to ShareThis. ShareThis includes a link in their pop-up box which allows users to specify “Do not track” which deletes cookies as required.||1 year|
|__unam||The “__unam” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc.||9 months|
|These cookies check for any campaigns or tests we have running, such as split testing, conversion rates and optimisation.||3 months|
|_gaexp||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.||3 months|
|Mp_||These web analytics cookies, provided by MixPanel, are used to collect information.||1 year|
How to turn off Cookies
For more information go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/