What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allows us to improve our site. To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Below is more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them.
Cookies we use
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these essential cookies as the website cannot function properly without them.
Cookie notice plugin cookie (cookie_notice_accepted): Records if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.
Cookie test (wordpress_test_cookie): Used by WordPress to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Pop-up contact form cookie (cfs_actions_[UID]): Set when the exit notice pop-up appears. Used by the Contact Form by Supsystic plugin for filling out the form on the pop-up.
Google preferences cookie (NID): Set by Google because we use a plugin like an embedded Google Map or embedded YouTube video. Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
Vimeo cookies (player, vuid, _uetvid, _fbp, _ga, _gcl_au, continuous_play_v3): We embed videos from Vimeo. Vimeo drops third-party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. More information: vimeo.com
Security cookie for Cloudflare (__cfduid): Set on pages where we’ve embedded a form from our ActiveCampaign account. Set by activehosted.com because they use the content network Cloudflare to speed up page load times. Used by Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic. Does not contain identification information.
These cookies are only set if you log in to our website:
- WordPress cookies (wp-settings-[user_id], wordpress_sec_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash]): Set to save your login information and screen display choices. No information is passed to a third-party, and passwords are encrypted. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. More information: wordpress.org
- Wordfence cookies (wfwaf-authcookie-[hash], wf_loginalerted_[hash]): Essential for keeping the site secure. Authenticates your login request and notifies the website admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. No information is passed to a third-party. More information: wordfence.com
Statistical and Marketing Cookies
Statistical cookies help us (the website owner) to understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve the website.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. They are used to display ads that are relevant and engaging to you.
Call Tracking Metrics cookies (ct148170, _ctmid): Used to link a user’s call to the marketing channel that they originated from. It expires in 60 days.
Google Analytics tracking cookies (_ga, _gid): Set by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how you use our website, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
Google Analytics throttling cookie (_gat_gtag_[AnalyticsID]): Set by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate.
Pop-up tracking cookie (pps_show_[ID], pps_times_showed_[ID]): Set when the exit notice pop-up appears. Used by the PopUp by Supsystic plugin to track views of the pop-up.
Google Ads tracking cookie (_gac_[property-id]): Stores campaign information in order to provide Google Ads with a more reliable way to measure the interactions you have with our business.
Google account tracking cookies (APISID, ANID, SAPISID, HSID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, SEARCH_SAMESITE, YSC and CONSENT): Set by Google because we use a plugin like an embedded YouTube video. Most are only set if you are logged into your Google account. Used to help customise adverts on Google properties, such as Google Search. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account. More information: policies.google.com
Google advertising cookies (ANID, 1P_JAR, OGPC, OTZ, __Secure-3PSIDCC, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID): Set by Google because we use a plugin like an embedded YouTube video. They use these cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. More information: policies.google.com
DoubleClick cookie (IDE): Used by Google to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. This may include selecting advertising based on what’s relevant to a user and avoiding showing ads the user has already seen.
Facebook pixel (_fbp, fr, datr, dpr, wd): If you have a Facebook account, these cookies collect data to let us use Facebook pixel advertising features such as audiences, conversions, targeting and optimisation as well as Facebook Analytics data.
ActiveCampaign cookies (__ssid, _ga, _gid, cmp[ID], em_acp_globalauth_cookie, ac, XSRF-TOKEN, PHPSESSID): Set by activehosted.com on pages where we’ve embedded a form from our ActiveCampaign account. Cookies are also set by prism.app-us1.com (prism_610187806, prism_223079033). More information: activecampaign.com
How to change your cookie settings
You can revoke non-essential cookies on our website by clicking this button then clicking “No” in the pop-up.Revoke consent
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, in your browser select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You can opt-out of Facebook cookies by changing your Facebook account settings. Find out more on the Facebook website.
Google Analytics cookies
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Google account cookies
Google account tracking cookies are only set if you are logged into your Google account, so log out of your account to stop them from being set.
You may block all cookies (including third-party cookies) by changing your browser settings, but if you do you may not be able to use every feature on this site. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
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