A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
This is an essential temporary cookie used to store data about your visit and any choices you make or data you enter. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
STATCOUNTER – Unique/Returning Cookie (is_unique)
This holds data on your visits to our website. We solely use it to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on each website and to estimate your accumulated unique visits per site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.
Duration: 5 years
Set by: statcounter.com
Note: This method is being phased out (2016) in favour of 1st party cookies:
STATCOUNTER – 1st Party Visitor Cookie (sc_is_visitor_unique)
This cookie is set by Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). Similarly to the is_unique cookie, this cookie also stores a count of your returning visits.
Duration: 2 years
Set by: Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.
Introduced: 2014, in widespread use: mid 2016
Find out more about statcounter.com cookies on their website here – https://statcounter.com/about/cookies/ including how to ‘opt-out’”