Privacy Policy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

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Cookies on this site

We sometimes save small pieces of text on your computer. We’ll call these cookies on this page, but they can also use other methods similar to cookies, such as local storage. Most websites do this.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given, so you don’t need to keep re-entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • helping us to respond to any feedback you send us if you’ve asked us to
  • tracking the effectiveness of our online marketing, so that we can use public money more effectively.

We can’t personally identify you using the data we save in cookies. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small pieces of text as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, read this article by Sophos security (opens new window). Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

Cookies set by us

These cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without them, the website simply wouldn't work.

Consent: in law, we don’t need your consent (opens new window) to use these cookies:

Cookie Name: anon
Determines whether the user’s username is displayed in the list of currently logged-in members.
Expires after 1 year

Cookie Name: cp_last_site_id
MSM cookie indicating the last site accessed in the control panel.
Expires when the session ends
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: csrf_token
A security cookie used to identify the user and prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.
Expires after 2 hours
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: flash
Control panel user feedback messages, encrypted for security.
Expires after 1 day
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: last_activity
Records the time of the last page load. Used in calculating active sessions.
Expires after 1 year
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: last_visit
Date of the user’s last visit, based on the last_activity cookie. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by forum and comments to show unread topics for both members and guests.
Expires after 1 year
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: remember
Determines whether a user is automatically logged in upon visiting the site.
Expires after 2 weeks
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: sessionid
Session id, used to associate a logged in user with their data.
1-2 hours
Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name: tracker
Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns.
Expires when the session ends

Cookie Name: visitor_consents
Saves responses to Consent requests for non-logged in visitors
Expires after 1 year
Strictly Necessary


Cookies set by third-party services

We use services from some third parties on this website. These services can set first-party cookies which they can only access when you use our website, or they can set third-party cookies that they can access when you use their services elsewhere too. Each third-party service has its own privacy policy which explains how they will use your information.

Consent: By using our website,, you agree that these types of cookies can be saved on your device.


Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, and what you click on. It does not collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Here is information about safeguarding your data (opens in new window)

You can opt-out of Google Analytics – Google Tools website (opens in new window)



We use embedded YouTube videos on this site: See the Google Privacy Policy


Please note: Some services on this website may use other third-party services. These will have their own privacy notice which applies in addition to the privacy notice for this website.