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This policy was last updated on 13 September 2012.

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files containing a short string of numbers and letters placed automatically by a website into the cookie folder in your browser. Cookies are generally used to make a website easier and faster to use. The cookie recognises that a device is or has accessed the website and acts accordingly, (depending on what the cookie is designed to do). Mostly cookies perform mundane, but necessary tasks.

2. How do we use cookies?
We use typically cookies for the following purposes:

2.1 Ensure all parts of the website requested by visitors work correctly and appear quickly.

2.2 Alert us whenever a page on the website or the entire website is slow and not working at all.

2.3 Analyse how visitors use our website, so that we can continually improve it by adding more information and services and making it easier to navigate and use.

2.4 To remember you as a visitor.

2.5 To allow visitors to share our website content on social media and with friends.

3. Consent and cookies
Some cookies used by us are sent to your computer or mobile device as soon as the first page you view on our website is displayed. As a result we infer consent for these and other cookies if you use our website.

4. No personal information in cookies
None of the cookies we use contain or pass personal, confidential, financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors to the website.

5. Refusing cookies
Using your browser settings you are free to refuse cookies. However, for purely technical reasons this may cause errors when trying to use our website.

Cookies Which May Be Set By This Website

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

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.