What are cookies?
A cookie is a data file, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and is then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse the website. Each website you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access cookies it has already sent to you, not cookies sent to you by other sites.
Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the website.
You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
- Strictly necessary cookies – Cookies that are essential to allow visitors to use a website. This includes cookies that enable shopping baskets or billing.
- Performance cookies – Cookies that collect data about how visitors use a website i.e. analytics.
- Functionality cookies – Cookies that are used to remember visitor selections that change the way the site behaves or looks.
|Cookie Type||Name||Purpose||1st / 3rd Party||Lifespan|
|Functionality cookie||PHPSESSID||This is used by the PHP language to identify you as a unique user. It expires when you close your browser and does not store personal data about you.||1st Party||End of session|
|Strictly necessary cookie||cmsa||This cookie is created by the Perch CMS to identify you as a user of a Perch licensed product. Perch may use this to verify that a website has been correctly licensed.||1st Party||1 Month|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||3rd Party||End of Session,
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on this website (or, indeed, on any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this website.
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