Cookie Policy

 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive and helps analyse web traffic, or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use Google Analytics 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 visitor needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. WordPress, the software that runs this website, also uses cookies to identify users that are logged in to the site. We do not use this information for any other reason.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Below is a table with the cookies our website places on your computer.

Cookie Name Description Default Expiration Time
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. End of browser session
wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user End of browser session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress test cookie End of browser session
wp-settings- WordPress 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- WordPress 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
_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update

 

Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies

Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467
Safari iOS: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Android: http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
Blackberry: Turn off cookies in the browser
Windows Phone: Changing privacy and other browser settings