A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which we store in your browser or the hard drive of your computer (with your agreement). Cookies contain information which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
You can find more information about the purposes of the cookies we use below:
- WordPress Cookies
- Google Analytics
Google Analytics allows us to gather statistical information about our visitors (users) and their behaviour on our website. This includes counting the number of visitors, which pages are visited, how visitors find our website and what technologies they use to browse it. In turn, this helps us to improve our website.
- Google Maps (for the display of interactive maps)
Some of our pages include interactive maps provided by Google. Google may set cookies to store information and preferences about maps or other associated Google services on pages where we embed Google maps.
- Wordfence Security (WordPress security plug-in)
Wordfence is a security plug-in for WordPress and helps keep the site safe and secure. This plug-in will check you’re a real human visitor and your geographical location.
- Social Media Sharing
To enable our users to share links to our pages on their own social media channels.
- Cookie Notifications
Ironically, to keep track of whether we have shown you the cookie notification message (and your acceptance), we need to set a cookie.
- Embedded Content (e.g. YouTube videos)
Occasionally, the webmaster may embed content from other sites and services into web pages (for example, embedding a YouTube video into a page). When third party services are used like this, they will usually set their own cookies in addition to the cookies listed above.
Controlling and blocking cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. 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 website.
For more information, including how to control and disable cookies, please visit cookiesandyou.com.