How We Use Cookies

The cookies we use are categorised as Strictly Necessary, Performance and Functionality cookies.

Strictly Necessary

These cookies help you use the site and detect if you have JavaScript enabled.

Performance Cookies

These cookies detect how you use the site and help you improve it.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember settings you make on the site. If you want to disable cookies in your browser, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Because cookies are used throughout our website, disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the site.

Google Analytics – This allows us to look at useful data about the visitors we have had to our website.

Cookie details:

__utma determines unique visitors
__utmb determines page views
__utmc determines session status
__utmz determines the referral used by the visitor to reach our site
__utmv custom cookies not usually in use
__utmx custom cookies not usually in use

To read more about Google’s cookies visit

YouTube/Vimeo – If our website contains videos then some cookies may be used for tracking views etc. These cookies are only implemented if you press play though.

WordPress – If comments are enabled or allowed for the public to contribute in other ways via default WordPress functionality we will also use some cookies. These are required for the website to function properly.

Cookie details:

wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are
Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies

To read more about WordPress’ cookies visit

Social media – We use social media networks to work out useful information about our users.

These social media networks use the cookie information for the following things:

    • To enable certain features
    • Provide you with a more personalized experience
    • Protect the security of your account, the accounts of others and Facebook
    • Improve, deliver and understand the ads you see on and off Facebook
    • Research, understand the use of and improve our and partners’ products and services

To read more about Facebook policy head to

HotJar – We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymised form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymised user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Managing Cookies
For information on how to manage your cookie settings we recommend you use a search engine and enter something like “how to change cookie settings in [browser/device name here]”.