What is a “cookie”?
The primary use of the cookies is to collect data, provide accurate content and provide statistics from the way this website is used. These cookies help us understand how users are navigating on the website, what pages are browsed and what areas are mostly clicked on. This data allows us to improve the website and provide the users with a better browsing experience.
What cookies are in use on this website?
There are necessary cookies in order to make our site work. These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser settings to disable all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. However, this may affect how the website functions.
This complies with recent legislation requirements and more specifically the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018. The legislation mandates that websites must obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s device.
All of the following cookies are currently in use on the website:
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Persistent or Session|
|_ga||This cookie is used to remember who previously visited the website (Google Analytics)||Expires after 2 years|
|_gid||This cookie is used to distinguish users who visit the website (Google Analytics)||Expires after 24 hours|
|_gat||This cookie is used for visitor recognition, it is usually written to the browser upon the first visit (Google Analytics)||Expires when session ends|
|cookie_notice_accepted||Registers that the user has accepted cookies from this site||Expires after 68 years, 18 days and 4 hours|
|PHPSESSID||Stores simple, functional information; no personal information is collected||Expires when session ends|
|vchideactivationmsg_vc11||Enables to send messages from contact form||Expires after 1 month|
|wp-settings||For logged in users||Expires when session ends|
|wp-settings-time||For logged in users||Expires when session ends|
|wordpress_test_cookie||WordPress test cookie||Expires when session ends|
|wordpress_sec||For logged in users||Expires when session ends|
|wordpress__logged_in||For logged in users||Expires when session ends|
What information is gathered?
Most of the information that is gathered regards how the website is being used and browsed by its users. As mentioned previously, no personal information regarding website users is stored, saved, collected or further processed.
Consent for cookies
Any cookies in use on this website which are critical to its operation will not give the ability to opt-out. If you wish to opt-out of any third party non critical cookies, please refer to the following section.
How to opt out?
To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit the following link. All the information required to opt out of Google Analytics are detailed http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How to delete the cookies that are stored on your machine?
If you want to delete the cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can also access them through your internet browser.
Mobile devices users
Please refer to the ICO’s following page for more information about cookie policies:
Please refer to the following page for general information about cookies and guidance on how to delete cookies that are stored on your machine:
Please refer to the following page for more information about Google Analytics: