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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer by websites that you visit whilst you are using them. They are widely used to allow websites to work more efficiently, remember useful information and to provide information to the owners of sites.

How do we use Cookies?

Cookies set by us:

_hash – these cookies are set to allow us to identify the status of a user on our website and are generally used across the web for things such as log-in routines and shopping baskets. This cookie expires within a month.

PHPSESSID – this cookie stores the identifier for your current session in PHP. It is removed at the end of your session.
Cookies set by third parties:

_ga/_gat/_gid – these cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from geographically, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using. These cookies expire after 2 years. You can find more information on Cookies set by Google Analytics here.

Opting out of Cookies

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you would like to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to alert you each time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. You can also set your browser to not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. If you have refused cookies, you may find that some part of the website will not function properly.
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Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.