Website Cookie policy

1. Definition
Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our site and are used to make the users experience more efficient. We are able to store cookies on your computer where they are necessary for the operation of the site however, for non-essential cookies we need your permission.

2. How we use Cookies
We do not track individual users or use cookies to identify individuals. We use cookies to recognise you and your preferences, improve our site’s performance and collect analytical information for ourselves and our business partners. Without the knowledge gained we would not be able to provide the service we do.

3. ‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’ Cookies
‘Session cookies’ allow us to track your actions during a single browsing session, but they do not remain on your device afterwards.

‘Persistent cookies’ remain on your device between sessions. We use them to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. We can also use them to balance the load on our servers and improve your experience on our site.

Session and persistent cookies can be either first or third party cookies. A first-party cookie is set by the website being visited; a third-party cookie is set by a different website. Both types of cookie may be used by us or our business partners.

First and third party cookies we use
Cookies set by domainFirst or Third PartyCookie nameDescriptionExpiry date
WordPressFirst devicePixelRatioUsed to make the site responsive to the visitor’s screen size.Browser default (1 year)
WordPresswordpress_test_cookieTests that the browser accepts cookies.Session
WordPress (Jetpack)tk_aiJetpack – Stores the unique identifier for the publisher to enable Jetpack to collect data.24 hours
WordPress (Jetpack)tk_lrJetpack – Stores the unique identifier for the publisher to enable Jetpack to collect data.1 year
WordPress (Jetpack)tk_orJetpack – Stores the unique identifier for the publisher to enable Jetpack to collect data.5 years
WordPresswp-settings-{user_id}Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.1 year
WordPresswporg_localeUsed to persist a user’s locale configuration.1 year
Stripe (online payment merchant)
stripe.com (this applies to webpages served by stripe.com like dashboard or docs)
First __stripe_mid (or “muid”; part of stripe.js)Fraud prevention and detection1 year
m.stripe.com (common cookie, applies to both stripe.com and merchant domain that includes stripe.js)First __stripe_sid (or “sid”; part of stripe.js)Fraud prevention and detection30 mins
m.stripe.com (common cookie, applies to both stripe.com and merchant domain that includes stripe.js)Third m (or “guid”; part of stripe.js)Fraud prevention and detection2 years
Merchant domain
(applies when a merchant includes stripe.js on a page)
First __stripe_mid (or “muid”; part of stripe.js)Fraud prevention and detection1 year
Merchant domain
(applies when a merchant includes stripe.js on a page)
First __stripe_sid (or “sid”; part of stripe.js)Fraud prevention and detection30 mins
m.stripe.com (common cookie, applies to both stripe.com and merchant domain that includes stripe.js)Third m (or “guid”; part of stripe.js)Fraud prevention and detection2 years

4. Disclaimer
All our cookies are categorised by the role they fulfil on our website:

a. Strictly Necessary: these are essential to enable you to move around our website and use features such as secure services. Without these cookies such services could not be provided.

b. Functionality: allow the website to remember your choices and to personal certain features. These cookies may be anonymised and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

c. Performance: collect information as to how users use the website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is aggregated and used to improve our website.

d. None of the cookies employed are classified as Behavioural Targeting.
If at any time you wish to disable our cookies, you may do so through the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable or delete our cookies that will prevent certain important areas and features of our service from functioning properly.

You can find additional information at AboutCookies.org.

Notwithstanding, the audit undertaken regarding our cookies, it is possible we may have missed one from our list above. If you happen to find one that is being set on our site, please email to let us know.

Reviewed: 16 October 2020