What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or mobile device) when you visit our website. They allow information about your visit to be anonymously recorded, and enable websites to recognise a user based on the information stored in the cookie.
Cookies can either be ‘session’ based, where they are deleted after each visit (and are generally used in order for the site to operate), or ‘persistent’, where the cookies last for a longer, defined period.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. More information about cookies, including how to block and/or delete them, via a range of common browsers, can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
How do we use them?
The cookies we use are:
|Cookie name||Expiry time||Cookie purpose|
|wordpress_logged_in_*||session||After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.|
|wordpress_sec_*||session||These cookies help us keep you logged in to our site.|
|wordpress_test_cookie||session||Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled|
|wp-settings-2||1 year||These are used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.|
|hd-form-popup-waterampsanitationfortheurbanpoor||Used to check if a user has been shown the newsletter form pop-up|
If you don’t wish to accept our cookies you can still continue to use our website but it means we won’t be able to use your visit to help us improve your experience.
For more information on cookies or Google Analytics visit: www.allaboutcookies.org and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245