GDPR Cookie Policy

Feb 16, 2019 @ 7:02 pm

Cookie Policy Version 1.0

We use some cookies on this Site. These are merely functional and necessary cookies and are necessary for the Site to work e.g. cookies to  maintain user sessions for visitors and Wordpress cookies-see detail below.

There may also be some 3rd party cookies on the Site, for example, those relating to Google Maps, Facebook or You Tube-please see details below.

We use one statistical cookie and this anoymises data including IP addresses. You can however, accept or decline this cookie in the footer bar below.

We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally-identifying information from any other source. If we do want to collect personally-identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this and tell visitors. We will make it clear if we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

The lists below explains the functional and necessary cookies we might use on this Site and why.

  • Necessary Cookies

Session ID

NAME Purpose Expires
JSESSIONID JSESSIONID is a platform session cookie and is used by sites with JavaServer Pages (JSP). The cookie is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Expires after the end of the user session




Possible Wordpress Cookies-this Site’s platform

Wordpress cookies are set so that the Wordpress website platform can function securely, especially for logged in administrators. Cookies may include the wordpress_test cookie which is used to test if the user’s browser supports cookies and, for logged in administrators, wordpress_[hash], wordpress_logged_in [hash] and wp-settings-{time}-[UID] Wordpress logs all track login status and individual user ID’s especially for security purposes.

  • Analytical Cookies

Statistics-This Wordpress plugin may use cookies to track visitor browsing on this Site. All data such as IP addresses is anonymised and stored only on this Site-it is not shared with any third parties. If you decline this cookie, through clicking the link in the footer bar, a cookie will be set in your browser to remember that you have declined the cookie.

  • Marketing and Social Media Cookies-

This Site does not control any 3rd party cookies and these cookie settings are set in your browser. Please go to your browser settings to change, delete or block 3rd party cookies. Third party cookies that may be set on this Site include:

YouTube cookies (if we embed any You Tube videos)-The cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services and may include:

NAME Purpose Expires
PREF This cookie stores your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language, how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. 10 years from set/ update
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old. 8 months from set/update
use_hitbox The use_hitbox cookie increments the ‘views’ counter on the YouTube video At end of session
YSC This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video At end of session

More information: YouTube  – Refer to privacy policy at YouTube and also

Facebook Cookies-This Site may use the Facebook cookie- impression.php/# -this registers impressions on pages that have the Facebook login-this cookie is built into our Site theme template.

Google Maps-if we use Google Maps on this Site, the cookie NID may be used which registers a unique ID to identify a returning user’s device-this is used by Google for targeting ads. See

Site links to external websites-Visitors are provided with the option to navigate to a variety of external websites through links on this Site. These links have no relationship with this Site: they are just useful information links.

When a visitor views content from these websites, they are taken away from our Site to the other site. We are in no way responsible for the cookies on the other sites. This Site is not responsible for any cookies used once the visitor has left this Site.

How to refuse or opt out of cookies in your browser.

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to block or delete cookies, please follow the relevant instructions for your browser.

Please take care to ensure that the instructions you select match the type and version of your browser software:

More information: Internet Explorer support

More information: Chrome support

More information: Firefox support

More information: Safari support

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time.

On this Site, we use functional/necessary cookies to make this Site function. Third party cookies e.g. Google Maps, You Tube or Facebook are controlled via your browser settings. Read our Privacy Policy -Cookie Policy.