Cookie Notice2018-11-30T09:35:18+00:00

Cookie Notice

We use a range of cookies on our site to analyse our traffic, provide social media features, and to personalise content.  Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on pages (for example, youtube).

Find out more about cookies at: allaboutcookies.org


Some of the cookies we use on our site include:

Necessary Cookies
These help make a website usable.  The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name: Cookie Consent
Purpose: Store your cookie consent for the current domain


Preference Cookies
These enable the website to remember information, for example your preferred language.

Name: lang
Purpose: Remembers your selected language

Name: wfvt_#
Purpose: Remembers your submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog or news post.

Name: pum-15038
Purpose: Pop Up Maker plugin to alert you to changes in our privacy notice. Remembers when you have clicked to close a pop-up so it doesn’t open again for a month.


Analytics Cookies
These cookies help us to understand how our users interact with our website.  By having this information, it enables us to look at how we can make improvements to the website to improve the visitor’s experience.

Name: _ga and _gid
Purpose: Google Analytics cookie that registers a unique ID to generate statistical data on how you use the website

Name: _gat
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics

We also use analytics tools which do not store personal data, such as where a page has been clicked, to monitor the user experience.


Social Media
These cookies are used to track visitors across websites.  The twitter and youtube cookies are used due to our use of a twitter feed and videos on our website.

Name: i/jot and i/jot/syndication
Purpose: Twitter

Name: PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, and YSC
Purpose: YouTube (Google) to keep statistics on video views, what videos a user has seen, and to estimate bandwidth


Other Cookies
We use other cookies on our website including:

Name: wordfence_verifiedHuman
Purpose: we use Word Fence plugin to secure our website and block attacks

Name: vmgdc
Purpose: used by Virgin Money Giving. We have a link to a donations page from our website.