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What we use cookies for:

  • Login – We only use cookies for the convienience of users. If you post a comment a cookie will be placed on your computer. The cookies are set so that once you have submitted a comment, your details will be prefilled next time. If you don’t allow cookies comments may not work quite as expected.
  • Website stats – we use google analytics they tell us how many people have visited the site what country they came from and what pages they visited. This helps us to make this website better. As part of that google analytics tries to set a cookie on your browser.

If you disable cookies comments won’t work as expected and google analytics won’t show us as useful results. Neither is going to end the world.

Cookies Google Analytics sets

Name Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

Cookies that are set when you comment on our blog

These cookies will start like the examples below but the ending string of letters and numbers will vary

Name Content Expires
comment_author_0b16bcbefd the name you entered 11 months
comment_author_email_0b16bcbefd the email you entered 11 months
comment_author_url_0b16bcbefd the website you entered 11 months