Cookies Policy

By using our website you agree to this Policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Purpose Description Cookies Used
Authentication We use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website. PHPSESSID, exp_sessionid
Status We use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website. PHPSESSID, exp_sessionid, exp_tracker, exp_last_activity, exp_last_visit
Security We use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts and contact forms, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services. exp_csrf_token
Advertising We use cookies that may display advertisements at the end of our videos (see YouTube details below).
Analysis We use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. _ga, _gat_gtag_UA_5345280_9, _gid
Videos We use YouTube (owned by Google) to display videos of our activities, tips, advice and the services we offer. 1P_JAR, APISID, APISID, GPS, GPS, IDE, NID, OTZ, OTZ, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, PREF, UULE, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC

Specifically the YouTube cookies include:

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

Cookies used by our service providers

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: The relevant cookies are: _ga, _gat_gtag_UA_5345280_9, _gid. We also use Google cookis on our youtube videos, these are: SAPISID, APISID, NID, SSID, HSID, SID, 1P_JAR, SIDCC, UULE, OTZ

We may publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at:
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Managing cookies

If you have any questions relating to this policy please contact Mark Dearie, Managing Director, using the details in the footer below.

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