Understanding how and why we use cookies

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.

When you visit this site, we ask for your consent to use cookies. However, this cookie policy allows you to amend your preference for tailored content cookies.

To find out more about how we use cookies and what benefits they bring, please take a few moments to read this cookie policy.

Our Cookies: phpsessid, loginsession

Our site uses session cookies to allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive.

Phpsessid is a cookie for php sessions. When you are working with an application, you open it, do some changes and then you close it. This is much like a session. The computer knows who you are. It knows when you start the application and when you end. But on the internet the web server does not know who you are and what you do because the http address doesn’t maintain state. A php session solves this by allowing you to store user information on the server for later use (i.e. Username, shopping items, etc). However, session information is temporary and will be deleted after the user has left the website. Sessions work by creating a unique id (uid) for each visitor and store variables based on this uid. The uid is either stored in a cookie or is propagated in the url.

Google Analytics: _ga, _gid, _gat_gtag_UA_116140288_1

This is an analytical/performance cookie. The Site uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the Site, collecting standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymised form from which no user is identifiable. This information is transmitted to Google and processed to compile statistical reports on activity on the Site. These reports allow us to optimise our user experience. Google provide a browser add-on for users who wish to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics. Further information is available at

Stripe: __stripe_mid

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