This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications.

Here are some cookies that this site may use:

PHPSESSID – contains a reference to a session (kind of like a digital ID card) stored on the web server. No information is stored in the user’s browser and this cookie can only be used by the current web site. It disappears when the client is closed.

_ga, _gat, _gid – these are Google Analytics cookies that tracks data like geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system. You can read more about GA cookies and their uses here.

wfvt_ Set by our content management system security plugin called Wordfence. Tracks a user for the duration of their visit in order to group their page views together. This cookie is persistent and expires in 1 hour.

wordfence_verifiedHuman – This cookie is set by the WordPress security plugin “Wordfence”. It is only used within this website in order to separate human visitors from bots. This cookie is persistent and expires in 1 day.

wfwaf-authcookie – This cookie is set by the WordPress security plugin “Wordfence”. It is used to authenticate user’s login request. This cookie is persistent and expires in 1 day.

catAccCookies – Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. Expires in 30 days.

DYNSRV – is added by our webhost’s load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.  This is an essential cookie to the operation of the site that is always set by the load balancer and does not store any personal information.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better or aids in protecting the site. We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

Third party cookies

From time to time our site uses a number of third party elements to enhance the user experience or allow you to share information. These include the use of videos or maps and the ability to share content with other users. 

We do not have access or control over the cookies placed on our website by third parties (Facebook, Instagram, Google and MailChimp) and use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each of our third parties and we have included details to their sites at the links above.

Cookies placed by third parties may serve different purposes. They may be strictly necessary, performance, functionality, targeting or advertising cookies. 

Managing cookies

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. Select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

For further information, we suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.