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This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.

In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.

The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

In our website we site these types of cookies:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.


Cookie Used by Category Duration Description
PHPSESSID WordPress Strictly Necessary

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number
wordpress_, wordpress_logged_in_, wordpress_sec WordPress Performance Session Contains the user’s unique session ID in order to maintain the user’s state (eg. logged in/out) and any related preferences/settings.
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress Performance Session WordPress test cookie
wp-settings- WordPress Strictly Necessary 1 year WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize the view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-time- WordPress Performance 1 year WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz Google Analytics Performance 2 years Set by the Google Analytics service for tracking visitor behaviour and measure site performance. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Google Privacy Policy.Opt out Google Analytics here.
NID Google Funcionality 6 months Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Google Privacy Policy
NID, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC YouTube Performance Variable: from Session to several years These cookies are set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video. Stores your Youtube preferences, Used in Youtube video speed and bandwidth calculations. YouTube Privacy Guidelines

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