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Privacy & Cookies Policy


  1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
  2. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
  3. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.


Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    ‘necessary’ – we use cookies to preserve user session state across page requests -cookies used for this purpose are: PHPSESSID;

(b)    ‘preferences’ – we use cookies to remember the user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to auto-populate form fields for subsequent comments, in order to save time for the user – cookies used for this purpose are: wfvt_#, CP5XKN6QLDFWUC;

(c)    ‘statistics’ – we use cookies to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website – cookies used for this purpose are _ga, _gid, _gat;

(d)    ‘security’ – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally – cookies used for this purpose are: wordfence_verifiedHuman’; and

(e)     ‘cookie consent’ – we use cookies  to store the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain -cookies used for this purpose are: CookieConsent.

Cookies used by our service providers

  1. Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
  2. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: The relevant cookies are: collect.
  3. We use Google Maps  to display a map. This service uses cookies to register a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. The relevant cookies are: NID.
  4. This Web site is secured with a Starfield Technologies Web Server Certificate. This service uses cookies to deliver its service. Starfield Technologies cookies information can be found at The relevant cookies are: JSESSIONID.

Managing cookies

  1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
    (a) (Chrome);
    (b) (Firefox);
    (c) (Opera);
    (d) (Internet Explorer);
    (e) (Safari); and
    (f) (Edge).
  2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
  3. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Cookie preferences

  1. You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting:
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