This site makes use of your device to store text data in the form of cookies and browser storage. All data stored is anonymised, meaning that none of the cookies used by this site can be used to identify you personally.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a string of text that a website stores and accesses on your device. The purpose of the cookie is to "remember something", for example a display preference that you chose. Some cookies are "strictly necessary", meaning a website won't function without them.
Useful Cookie Definitions
Session cookies are deleted once you close your browser and Persistent cookies are deleted once they reach their expiry date.
First party cookies are cookies that are stored or accessed by our site, whereas Third party cookies are cookies that are stored or accessed by other companies.
Our Cookies (First Party)
Our website software uses a first party session cookie that can be identified by a unique 32 character code. Each visitor will receive a different 32 alpha-numeric identifier. An example will look like this: a2ef0i8h43sn0k2l7sudjsnd65n3ed28. This cookie is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. This cookie is "strictly necessary" and any data stored is completely anonymised.
We use Analytics to provide us with visitor statistics. These statistics help us to understand how visitors got to our site and what content they spend time on. There are 2 First Party Persistent cookies used:
|_ga||2 years||Assigns a randomly generated number to identify each unique visitor throughout their visit on our site. Provides visitor, session and campaign data|
|_gat||10 minutes||Used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites|
You can refuse these cookies from our site by adjusting your browser settings, and/or deleting them if they are already set. You can also visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout where you can install an add-on for your browser to opt out of Google Analytics on all sites, not just ours. Before you do so, we would ask that you consider not removing these cookies, as Google Analytics provides us (and a lot of small businesses) with really useful data that helps us to monitor and improve our website.
Third Party cookies
We use a number of third party technologies for enhanced functionality on this website. This may result in the following Third Party cookies being set on your machine.
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.
|Possible Cookies||Data Stored||Expiry|
|SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF||Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level||Most expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map|
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.
|Possible Cookies||Data Stored||Expiry|
|SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Various unique identifiers as well as login information that may relate to a Google account||Most expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner|
You may delete and/or block these Third party cookies without affecting the functionality of the embedded maps or forms protected by Recaptcha.
How to Handle Cookies by Adjusting your Browser Settings
Each browser is different, but most will allow you to:
- Delete cookies
- Accept or block cookies on a site by site basis
- Refuse or Accept all Third party cookies
- Add the Do not Track directive to your browser preventing you from being tracked on the internet
Since all browsers are a little different in how these settings can be made, we recommend you visit AboutCookies.org where you will find detailed instructions for almost all known browser types.