Cookie Policy

About Cookies

  •  A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. By continuing to use this site you agree to a file being added. This site uses cookies to anonymously analyse web traffic via Google Analytics.
  • We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitors’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis.
  • Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
  • You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you can manage your cookie preferences for our website hereThis may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies used by our website

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

  • _ga – Used to distinguish users. Expires after 2 years. 
  • _gid – Used to distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours. 
  • _gat_UA-2422865-41 – Used to throttle request rate. Expiry time: session.

Our website sets exp_cookies_allowed, exp_cookies_accepted, or exp_cookies_declined to track and respect your choices.

We use exp_last_activity so every time the page has reloaded the date and time of your last activity is available. This is used to determine form expiry. The expiry time is 12 months.

We use exp_tracker Tracks the last 5 pages you viewed and is used primarily for redirection after some actions on the site ie moving back to pages. This cookie expires when you leave the site.

We use exp_csrf_token. This cookie protects against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim’s browser to send a forged HTTP request, including the victim’s session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. It expires from your computer after one hour.

We use exp_stashid - This cookie generates a unique ID that relates to session values that determine the current state of the website and any actions you have performed. Expiry time: session.

We also use PHPSESSID, which is used by PHP to provide functions across web pages and is a functional cookie that expires at the end of each session.