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Cookie Policy

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is through our use of “cookies”. Most websites use cookies in order to make them work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They help us to understand how people use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit.

We use cookies generated by WordPress in order to manage user logins and other core administrative features. These are considered essential for the operation of this website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We also use Google Analytics to track visitor data trends and general usage statistics. We do not collect any personal information via these cookies other than your IP address. This information is automatically deleted after 14 months following your last visit to our website. These are non-essential cookies. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Finally, we use Google Display Network/Facebook Advertising to run retargeting campaigns based on visits to our website. To opt out of these, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info and update your preferences.

The rules about cookies on websites have changed. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive. However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the site may not work. Likewise, you may not be able to use some products and services on other websites without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Cookies currently in use on this website 

• _ga
• _fbp
• CookieLawInfoConsent
• viewed_cookie_policy
• __stripe_mid
• cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary
• cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary
• _gid
• wordpress_test_cookie
• wordpress_
• wordpress_logged_in_
• wp-settings-{time}-
• _gat
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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.
fbp
• This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisements when they are on Facebook
or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
CookieLawInfoConsent, viewed_cookie_policy, cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary,
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary
• These cookies are set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, which is required to manage your
cookies and user consent.
__stripe_mid
• A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders.
_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.
wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash], wp-settings-{time}-
[UID]
• WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_[hash] to store the authentication details on
login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of
the password. However, this usage of the cookie is limited to the admin console
area, the backend dashboard of the website.
• The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in,
and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well
when logged in.
• Here [hash] represents the value that is obtained by applying a specific mathematical
formula applied to the username and password. It is to ensure that the input values
are safe, and no one can access this data using the cookies as it is difficult to
‘unhash’ the hashed data.
• The cookie wp-settings-{time}-[UID] is used to customize the view of your admin
interface and the front-end of the website. The value represented by [UID] is the
individual user ID of the user as given to them in the users’ database table.
• WordPress also sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie to check if the cookies
are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users.
This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.
_gat
• This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to
limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Fr
• This cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and
measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behaviour of
the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.

 

Last updated December 2020