What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. Websites like this one store cookies on your device (eg your laptop or phone) when you open the site and as it’s being loaded in your browser. These cookies exist for two reasons: firstly, to make the website function properly, to make it secure; and secondly to gather information on how users navigate the website.
Like most websites, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. “Necessary” cookies are essential for the basic functioning of the website – and they do not collect any personally identifiable data. They don’t collect your name, your address, email address, or IP address. They enable the site (which is built on the WordPress platform) to perform functions like user authentification, form submissions, embedded content like videos, or sharing our content on external social media platforms.
The site also collects “non-essential” but anonymous cookies, through a service we use called Google Analytics, which serve to track each user session, so that we can see which bits of the site are most popular, which bits don’t work properly, and how users are navigating the site (eg how long they spend on each page and where they click to and from). In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number or name, etc, but it does record your IP address and share it with Google.
How can I control my cookie preferences or opt out of non-necessary cookies?
Should you decide to change your preferences at any time through your browsing session, you can click here to display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.
Additional questions or concerns about your privacy?
We’d be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may still have about your privacy or what data we have stored. To reach us, please visit our Contacts section. If you still have unresolved privacy concerns, you can phone, email or write to us.