A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. The cookies we may use are:
Strictly necessary cookies (SNc). These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They may include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies (APc). These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies (Fc). These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Service||Purpose||Cookie Name||Expires On|
|Ascensor (SNc)||These cookies store temporary information to enable site functionality. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.||PHPSESSIONID||When browser is closed|
|Statcounter (APc)||We anonymously measure your use of this website to improve your experience.||is_unique Landing||When browser is closed When browser is closed|
|Google Analytics (APc)||We anonymously measure your use of this website to improve your experience.||_utma _utmb _utmc _utmz||When browser is closed When browser is closed When browser is closed When browser is closed|
|Disqus (Fc)||Social media sharing tool to transfer data between this site and Disqus.com for the blog comment system.||disqus_unique __utma __utmb __utmc __utmz testCookie mc||5 years 1 year 2 years When browser is closed 1 year When browser is closed 2 years|
|Share This (Fc)||Social media sharing tool to transfer data between this site and Sharethis.com.||__uset __stid UIDR UID||When browser is closed 1 year 2 years 2 years|
|Google Plus One (Fc)||Social media sharing tool to transfer data between this site and Sharethis.com and Google.||NID SAPISID APISID PREF HSID SSID SID||1 year 10 years 10 years 2 years 10 years 10 years 10 years|
If any of the cookies above that are provided by third parties changes, we will use reasonable endeavours to amend this policy as soon as reasonably possible after we become aware of the change. You should check this policy on a regular basis.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.