Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are used by websites for a variety of purposes; to optimise website services, to provide information to the owners of the site, to recognize returning visitors (providing content or advertising more effectively to meet their personal preferences), and to monitor/detect performance and security issues.
There are various types of cookies.
Persistent cookies are cookies that are set with an expiration date. They remain in your web browser and device until the expiration. It is possible for you to clear all cookies using your browser’s settings (see managing cookies link below).
Session cookies are short term cookies set without an expiration date. They are stored in temporary memory and erased when you close your web browser. They do not collect information from your device.
Cookies can be either essential (fundamentally required for the running of the website) or non-essential (some functionality and features will be missing).
First party cookies are cookies which relate to the website you are visiting, whilst third party cookies may carry information with you as you visit other websites.
We have outlined the cookies used on our website and their purpose below:
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years||Non-Essential Analytics|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||1 day||Non-Essential Analytics|
|_gat_gtag||Google uses this session cookie to distinguish users.||1 minute||Non-Essential Performance|
|_hjid||This cookie is installed by Hotjar. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||1 year||Non-Essential Analytics|
|_wpe-auth||WP Engine uses this session cookie to distinguish users.||1 minute||Non-Essential Performance|
For more information about how to manage cookies in popular browsers see the links below: