Cookie Policy

A Cookie Policy graphic featuring the Cookie Monster and a chocolate chip cookie

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, and the cookies we use. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data, see our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files used to store information on your device as you use a website. We use them to:

  • make the site work correctly
  • store your settings and preferences
  • provide a customised user experience
  • help us understand who uses our site and they use it
  • decide which pages are useful and which need improvement

Further reading

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
 

Here are the cookies we use

Cookie Description Duration
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__stripe_sid
Stripe: to take credit card payments.
They are essential to the proper functioning of the site and contain no personal data.
session
_ga Google Analytics: to help us improve the site.
These tracking cookies are only loaded if you give consent. They contain no personal data.
2 years
_gat 1 min
_gid 1 day
apbct_cookies_test
apbct_page_hits
apbct_prev_referer
apbct_site_landing_ts
apbct_timestamp
ct_checkjs
ct_fkp_timestamp
ct_pointer_data
ct_ps_timestamp
spbc_2fa_passed
spbc_cookies_test
spbc_firewall_pass_key
spbc_is_logged_in
spbc_log_id
spbc_timer
CleanTalk: to protect the site from spam other abuse.
They are essential to the proper functioning of the site and contain no personal data.
session
ct_sfw_pass_key 4 weeks
cookie_notice_accepted Cookie Notice: records your giving consent to receive cookies. It is only loaded if you give consent. 1 month
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress: so we know that everything working properly and is essential to the proper functioning of the site. session
comment_author_*
comment_author_email_*
comment_author_url_*
WordPress: records your details if you leave a comment on the site to save you having to reenter them if you leave another comment. They are created if you give consent and leave a comment on a post and contain your chosen display name, email address and website URL respectively. 1 year
caosLocalGa CAOS Local Google Analytics: providing anonymous Google Analytics. They are required for site analytics and contain no personal data. 4 weeks
caosLocalGa_gid 1 day