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Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, for example competition forms cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Cookies in use on our website
|_ga||Google Analytics||Used to identify users and generates statistical data on the way they use our website.||2 years|
|_gid||Google Analytics||Used to identify users and generates statistical data on the way they use our website.||24 hours|
|_gat||Google Analytics||Used by Google Analytics to limit request rates.||10 minutes|
|_utma||Stores the amount of visits, time of the first visit, the previous visit and current visit for each user.||never|
|_utmb||Used by Google to identify how long a user stays on the website||end of session|
|_utmc||Used by Google to identify how long a user stays on the website||30 minutes|
|_utmt||Used by Google to limit request rates.||10 miuntes|
|_utmz||Used by Google to identify how the user navigated to the website||6 months|
|cerber_groove||website||A security cookie used to validate the user session.||2 weeks|
|wordpress_logged_in_||website||Used to identify if the current user is logged in.||session|
|wordpress_sec_[hash]||website||Used to store authentication details.||session|
|wp-settings-||website||Used to customize users view of the admin interface, and possibly the main site interface.||session|
|wp-settings-time-||website||Used to customize users view of the admin interface, and possibly the main site interface.||session|
|hidebanner||website||Stores the users cookie consent state for our website||1 year|
|wpSGCacheByPass||website||Used to improve the speed and performance of the website||1 hour|
How to manage cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.