Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

    We do not use cookies to:
  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics, an analytical tool which sets cookies to evaluate how many visits we have to our website and to see how users interact with our website content. Google Analytics compile reports for us on our website activity which in turn helps us improve the way our website works to give a better browsing experience. Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information about users of our website. In addition to the cookie information given below, you can learn more about the cookies used by Google Analytics here

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Cookies used on our website
Cookies Description Liftime
http_referer Used to store a website address from which the visitor arrived to our website. 90 days from set/update
Used to store a unique identifier of a link that was clicked to visit our website./td> 90 days from set/update
Cookies set by our partners and other third parties Google Analytics
Cookies Description Liftime
_ga Used to store a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is a randomly generated number. 90 days from set/update
_gat Used to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked.. 10 minutes from set/update
_utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
_utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists.The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
_utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
_utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
_utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes/td>

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Social Media

Further information can be found about there cookies and how these relate to your privacy options in the table below:

Social Media Link to further information
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies.
Twitter https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514#.
Google+ https://www.google.co.za/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/.
WordPress

This website has been built using WordPress, which places one ‘session cookie’ on your computer when you arrive on the website:

Cookie Name Data stored Whern does it expire? Description
PHPSESSID A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser. s you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
cookie-law-info-bar The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser This tells the browser if user have clicked the “I Accept” button in the cookie notification bar.

Further information is available in the WordPress Codex:
WordPress Codex: WordPress Cookies

Learning more about cookies

To learn more about cookies, and how you can manage the ones saved to your computer, visit All About Cookies.org

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