Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit the website, you can agree to this through the cookie banner – if you click accept, the file will be added. Cookies have different functions, but generally they are used to allow websites to respond to you as an individual and how you use it.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to analyse which pages you find useful and which you do not. However, it is important to note that while they do this, cookies in no way give us access to your computer or any information other than the data you choose to share with us. Some of our cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use our website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form. The cookies we use on this website are set out in the table below, with some information explaining how they are used.

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can choose to accept or decline them when you enter our website and see the cookie notice. You can also choose to disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You are able to set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. Furthermore, you can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive.

If you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the site may not then work. This is because some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of our website to operate.
To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit
If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site. Alternatively, you may opt out of receiving information from us by email, telephone, fax or post. Our phone number is 01243 773263, or you can email us on

Name Domain Description Expiry
PHPSESSID Used for managing user session on the website. Session
_gid Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform. 1 day
_gat_gtag_UA_109064175_1 Used to throttle request rate on the Google Analytics platform. 1 minute
_ga Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform. 2 years
act, c_user, datr, fr, presence, sb, wd, xs, pl, locale, dpr Used to provide information about the effectiveness of Facebook. Tracks activity on our website from specific events and is used to monitor traffic and gather info about target audience. For information on how to opt out of these cookies refer to Facebook’s cookie policy Various