Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.
For more info check out the ICC UK Cookie Guide.
Session Identifier. Used to determine if a user is logged in (for commenting and for admin privileges). Used to store guest information so on next load of a guest reply form the guest user information that the user entered previously is already pre filled. Used for request validation to help secure forms.
We use Google Analytics, which creates a number of first-party cookies:
Google Analytics: This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.
Google Analytics: This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine)
Google Analytics: We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session.
Google Analytics: Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.
We don’t share the data that Google Analytics collects, and we don’t believe that our use of Google Analytics intrudes on your privacy. We use the data that is collected in the following ways:
To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
We use Vimeo to host and play the videos found throughout the website. Vimeo may use the following cookies.
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We may use the Twitter “Follow Button” plugin to help us market our business using Twitter. The plugin detects whether you are logged in to Twitter when you visit our website and uses this information to present either a “Follow” or “You Follow” message with various other details from Twitter.
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If you signup for our newsletter, there may cookies set by MailChimp (the newsletter service we use) containing anonymous, non personally-identifiable information to identify if you signed correctly and how you use MailChimp. We do not control these cookies.
More information: http://www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
We may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content services, such as Vimeo, throughout the site. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
How to disable Flash Cookies
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites – see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details.
How to disable cookies
Find out how to disable/enable cookies by clicking on the “Manage Cookies” section of the Interactive Advertising Bureau website on the following link allaboutcookies.org