Cookie Policy

How Does this site Use Cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

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.

This site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of this site. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using this site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party Cookies are used on this site

  • Displaying embedded videos hosted by Vimeo
  • Providing an email newsletter sign-up form provided by MailChimp

For more details, please refer to the section “List of Third Party Cookie Providers” below.

All Cookies used by and on this site are used in accordance with current Cookie laws (namely the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) (PECR) (as amended), the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018).

We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of this site, supporting functions such as logging in, recording your consent to receive cookies and completing the contact request form or other forms on the site.

Analytics Cookies

It is important for us to understand how you use this site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve this site and your experience of it.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on this site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit this site.

Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit this site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies on this site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the tables below.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

List of essential cookies

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
wordpress_logged_in_{hash} WrightObara Remember User session. WordPress sets the after login wordpress_logged_in_{hash} cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. This cookie is set for WO administrative users only. Session
wordpress_test_cookie WrightObara Test if cookie can be set. WordPress also sets wordpress_test_cookie cookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in. Session
wp-settings-{user_id} WrightObara Customization cookie. Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration. The ID is the user’s ID. This is used to customize the view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. This cookie is set for WO administrative users only. 1 year
wp-settings-time-{user} WrightObara Time at which wp-settings-{user} was set. This cookie is set for WO administrative users only. 1 year
wp-saving-post WrightObara Auto-saving cookie: wp-saving-post is a WordPress cookie created when auto-saving a post in the editor. Used to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the data. This cookie is set for WO administrative users only. 1 day
wp-postpass_{hash} WrightObara Used to maintain session if a post is password protected. This cookie is set for WO administrative users only. 10 days
wordpress_sec WrightObara Provides authentication function to logged-in users. This cookie is set for WO administrative users only. Session
itsec-hb-login-{hash} WrightObara This cookie stores authentication information for logged in users. This cookie is set for SSS administrative users only. 60 mins
tkf.sid WrightObara This cookie is required to secure the contact form submission. Session
_abck MailChimp Security cookie for MailChimp embedded content 1 year
ak_bmsc MailChimp Functionality Cookie set by MailChimp to manage and control list signups 3 hours
bm_sv, bm_sz MailChimp Bot management cookie set by MailChimp to secure list signups 3 hours
MCPopupSubscribed MailChimp Cookie set by MailChimp to record that a list signup has been made 31 days

List of analytics cookies

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish visitors 2 Years
_ga_{site_id} Google analytics Used to persist session state 2 Years

For more information on Google analytics cookies, see this page:

List of Third Party Cookie Providers

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Third party cookies may be set by Vimeo ( Inc) on pages where embedded video is displayed. These cookies are essential for playing the video. For more information see:

Third party cookies are set by MailChimp on pages where the newsletter sign-up form is displayed, and if the user submits the form. For more information see:

Consent and Control

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a popup banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of the site may not function fully or as intended. You can return to your Cookie preferences to review and/or change them at any time by clicking here.

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

  • Google Chrome:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer:
  • Microsoft Edge: (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
  • Safari (macOS):
  • Safari (iOS):
  • Mozilla Firefox:
  • Android: (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)

Further information on controlling cookies in your browser is available here: or

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time. If you have previously visited the site and the cookie policy has changed you will be asked to consent to setting cookies the next time you visit.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Last updated: 15th Feb 2024