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Cookie Policy

Like most websites, our website uses cookies to help provide you with the best browsing experience possible. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you visit websites.

There are two main types of cookies:

  1. Session cookies which are temporary and remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted).
  2. Persistent or stored cookies which remain in the cookie file of your computer for a defined period of time.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.


Our cookies:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Improve the speed/security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
  • Deliver content to the website such as video and social media.
  • Help us to understand how people are using our website so that we can improve it for you.


The law says we must:

  • Tell you that the cookies are there.
  • Explain what the cookies are doing and why.
  • Get your permission to store a cookie on your device (although we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site).


More details about cookies on this site

We use various session (or temporary) cookies, which allow you to move through the pages of our site quickly and easily. These cookies are stored in the temporary memory of your browser but are not usually retained once you have closed your browser.

We also use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our website, for examples the pages you visit and links you click on. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form. This information is used to compile reports which help us to improve the content and functionality of our website.

On some of our web pages, we have external links to pages, videos and sharing sites. These may include cookies. You can find out more about the cookies and privacy policies of these organisations as follows:

  • You will find some of the videos on our site are provide through YouTube
  • We include links to social media and sharing sites on our pages, including Twitter and Facebook


Cookies currently running on this site

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also 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. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[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. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
vc_widget_generic-expert2Cookie created by vCita - part of Fast Secure Contact form admin page1 year


Turning off Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Below are links to the ‘Help’ pages of major browsers which explain how you can do this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or any other websites that you visit.
Internet Explorer  |  Firefox  | Chrome  |  Safari OS X  |  Opera  |  Safari iOS  |  Windows Mobile

Link to our Privacy Notice page.

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