Cookie policy

(1) Introduction

Our website uses cookies. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.

(2) Credit

This document was created using a compliance template provided by SEQ Legal .

(3) About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(4) Our cookies

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. We may send to you the following cookies:

 

NameDescriptionExpiry
_gaThis helps Google Analytics us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gidThis is used by Google Analytics to distinguish between users to our site24 hours
_gatThis is used by Google Analytics to Used to throttle request rate.1 minute
mc_session_ids[default]Captcha plugin for website forms (captcha is a computer program intended to distinguish human from machine input)10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][0]Captcha plugin for website forms10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][1]Captcha plugin for website forms10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][2]Captcha plugin for website forms10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][3]Captcha plugin for website forms10 minutes
mc_session_ids[multi][4]Captcha plugin for website forms10 minutes
catAccCookiesCookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.365 days
wordfence_verifiedHumanWordfence – manages site security preventing hacking and blocking access from suspicious IP addresses.24 hours
wfvt_xxxxxxxxxxWordfence  – manages site security preventing hacking and blocking access from suspicious IP addresses.

 

30 mins
uvc.addtoany.com – These cookies are for the purpose of sharing pages and content that interests you on our site through third party social networking or other websites. Psc and xtc hold binary values. Uid, uvc and uit cookies hold random string values.

 

2 years
uuid.addtoany.com – Tracking conversions and segmenting users for analytics

 

365 days
page_services.addtoany.com –twitter/ google_plus/ LinkedIn

 

 

10 years

 

__cfduid.addtoany.com – track sharing of pages1 Year
_utmaLike _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, in order we can count which users are new to our site or to a certain page2 years
_utmbThis works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site30 minutes
_utmcThis works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browserWhen you close your browser
_utmzThis tells us how you reached our site (e.g. from another website or a search engine)6 months


5. YOUR INTERACTION

(5) Analytics cookies

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

(6) Cookies and personal information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, and any personal information that we store about you will not be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

(7) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  1. in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
  2. in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
  3. in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

(8) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

  1. in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
  2. in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
  3. in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

(9) Contact us

This website is owned and operated by EFM. If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us.

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