Cookies

A cookie consists of a piece of text sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com.

Our advertisers/payment service providers may also send you cookies.

Our advertising service providers may send you cookies for the purpose of enabling the service of advertisements based on your previous visits to our website.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Cookies on this website are used for:

Cookie Name Description
_ga, _gid, _gat Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither Michael Bell or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
_ga – Expiration Time = 2 years – Used to distinguish users.
_gid – Expiration Time = 24 hours – Used to distinguish users.
_gat – Expiration Time = 1 minute – Used to throttle request rate
wfvt_ Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location
wfwaf-authcookie- This cookie is set by the WordPress security plugin Wordfence. It is used to authenticate user’s login request. This cookie is persistent and expires in 1 day.
wordfence _verifiedHuman Used by Wordfence to protect the site against malicious attacks. This is a strictly necessary cookie.
wordpress_sec_ Contains the user’s unique session ID in order to maintain the user’s state (eg. logged in/out) and any related preferences/settings.
_lscache_vary Used to identify if an individual is logged in to our website. This allows us to display relevant cached or non-cached information to that user.
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