Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file that is created and stored by your browser when you visit a website. They are useful for remembering things like logins, user-preferences and behaviour.

What is an IP Address?

An IP address is a label which is used to identify one or more devices on a computer network, such as the internet. It is comparable to a postal address.

Use of cookies by this site

We use very few cookies of our own as there are no public logins nor commenting. These are the cookies set directly by this site:

  • cookie_notice_accepted – set once ‘Close’ is clicked in the site cookie notice. This notice will stay in place until clicked and, until clicked, no Analytics cookies will be set in your browser.
  • wfwaf-authcookie-[auto-generated alphanumeric string] – set by Wordfence security plugin. Will only be set for users trying to log in – read more here.
  • wordpress_test_cookie – set by WordPress to check if cookies are enabled on the browser. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.
  • happyforms_logger – set by our contact form, if contact page is visited. Is a purely functional cookie that will be removed at the termination of browsing session.

Other cookies set on this site

We may display Social Media feeds on this site but, until a user has clicked ‘Close’ on the site cookie bar, no analytical cookies are set in a browser.

  • Twitter
    We may use a WordPress plugin to embed Tweets on this site. Twitter cookie notice.
  • Facebook
    We use a WordPress plugin to embed Facebook Posts on this site. Facebook cookie notice.
  • Google
    This site uses Google Analytics to gain insights into how users interact with the site, how they view it (devices, operating system and the like), in order that usability and interaction may be improved. In line with GDPR compliance we have set Analytics to anonymize IP addresses. Google cookie notice. The Google cookies will begin with _ga and _gat.
    On our contact form page we use Google reCAPTCHA V3 to minimise spam and these 3 cookies are set there by google.com: OTZ, CONSENT and NID.
  • Vimeo
    We use Vimeo to embed videos onto our website. These cookies are used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information. Vimeo cookie notice. The Vimeo cookies will begin with vuid and/or player.vimeo.com.

IP Address Usage, Facebook

  • Facebook ‘feed’: We may use a Facebook Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Facebook’s servers in order to display text, images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Facebook, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:
    https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
  • We may embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see information about, and “like”, our Facebook page. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking” our Facebook page), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy:
    https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
  • In order to improve performance, we may load the font file used in the Facebook feed from a Content Delivery Network (StackPath CDN). As a result, our website makes requests to the StackPath CDN servers in order to retrieve the file. These requests make your IP address visible to StackPath CDN, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:
    https://www.stackpath.com/legal/privacy-statement/

IP Address Usage, Twitter

  • We may use a Twitter Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers in order to display text, images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:
    https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update
  • The Tweets displayed in the Twitter feed include the ability to Reply, Share, or Like the Tweet directly on our website. If you choose to interact with these functions then you will make a connection to Twitter.com, who may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Twitter account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking” a Tweet), if you are logged in to Twitter. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Twitter’s data privacy policy:
    https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update