- What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or other electronic device) when you visit our site.
- The types of cookies we use
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of our site, add courses to your shopping cart.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These types of cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are able to easily find what they are looking for.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to remember your preferences (for example your time zone settings).
In respect of strictly necessary cookies, these are required in order for our site to work, and to the extent that any such cookies allow us to identify you and are considered to be personal data, the legal basis for processing such personal data is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests (in order to operate our site and run our business, provide administrative and IT services, to secure our network and prevent and detect fraud).
In respect of all other cookies, we will rely on your consent. Your consent will be obtained via a banner on our site’s homepage which enables you to click a button to ‘accept’ cookies.
- The cookies we use
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them and the time after which they will expire in the table below:
|Type of cookie||Cookie name||Expiration time||Purpose|
|Strictly necessary||X-Mapping||Expiry of your session||This cookie is used to balance the traffic to our site and ensure that your browser session is not interrupted.|
|Strictly necessary||wordpress_test_cookie||Expiry of your session||This cookie is used to test whether or not your browser is set to enable cookies.|
|Strictly necessary||woocommerce_cart_hash woocommerce_items_in_cart|| Expiry of your session |
Expiry of your session
|This cookie works with the woocommerce_items_in_cart cookie identified below to remember which items you have added to the shopping cart on our site.|
|Strictly necessary||wp_woocommerce_session||2 days||This cookie contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the shopping cart data in the database for each customer.|
|Strictly necessary (for users who have created an account)||wordpress_logged_in||Expiry of your session||This cookie checks whether or not you are a logged in user.|
|Strictly necessary (for users who have created an account)||wp-settings-time-1||12 months||This cookie remembers your time zone settings|
|Strictly necessary (for users who have created an account)||WordPress_sec||Expiry of your session||This cookie enables you to remain logged in to your account on the site|
|Strictly necessary (for users who have created an account)||Wp-settings-1||12 months||This cookie remembers user settings|
|Analytical||_ga _gid||2 years 24 hours||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users|
|Analytical||_gat||1 minute||Used by Google Analytics to request throttling|
We use Google Analytics in order to optimise our site and user experience. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. which uses analytical/performance cookies (described above) to provide us with information about the usage of our site by individual visitors, including the total number of visits, how long the visitors have stayed on our site, what pages the visitors have visited and any interactions the visitors have had with our site.Further information on the Google Analytics cookies can be found here.
- Third party cookies on our site
We only use third party cookies from our partners, who provide important functionality to our site, such as our online store, and who help us improve our site by allowing us to understand your experience of our site.
- Third party websites
When we include links on our site to other websites, please bear in mind that these third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit on those websites. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third parties.
- How you can manage your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other electronic devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences and block cookies for our site or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will tell you how to do this.
More information about how to disable cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Google Analytics: You can opt-out of Google Analytics by following the instructions provided by Google here.
Our cookies do not compromise your security. Our cookies will leave a record on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device that someone has accessed our site from that device, but nothing further. Our cookies do not enable us to access any other content stored on your device, other than technical data (such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information).
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Dated 31 December 2018