Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies and pixels – 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. You can do so by opting out of the categories of Cookies you do not want to us by clicking the “C” icon at the bottom left of the page.

The cookies we use are as follows:

Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Core Website
PHPSESSID – PHP session id
lang – stores user lang preference
VHD_language – stores user preferred language
EtchCookieConsent – stores cookie consent status
recently_* – stores recently viewed practices in the directory

WordPress
wordpress_[hash] – stores the authentication details on login
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] – indicates when you are logged in, and who you are
wordpress_sec_[hash] – also used to keep user logged in
wordpress_test_cookie – to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser
wp-settings-{time}-[UID] – customises the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website for the specific user
comment_author_[hash] – remembers the comment author field
comment_author_email_[hash] – remembers the comment email field
comment_author_url_[hash] – remembers the comment url field

WPML
wp-wpml_current_language – stores the current language
wp-wpml_current_admin_language_{hash} – stores the current wp admin area language.
_icl_visitor_lang_js – stores the redirected language
wpml_browser_redirect_test – tests if cookies are enabled

Marketing
These cookies allow our partners to serve you with customised advertisments based on your interests.
Facebook
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Google Adsense
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Analytics
Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

Google Services
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_gat
_gaexp
_gid
__utmz
__utma
__gads

Preferences
We use some social sharing plugins, to allow you to share certain pages of our website on social media. These plugins place cookies so that you can correctly view how many times a page has been shared.

Sharethis
fpestid – ShareThis cookie ID set in the domain of the website operator.

You may decide you do not want any cookies to operate on any website. The most effective way to do this across all sites 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