Cookie Policy

About this Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains in detail what cookies we use and how we use them.

What are cookies?

We’ll let Wikipedia explain this:

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, and passwords.

Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user’s web browser, and on whether the cookie data is encrypted.

The tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European to take action. European law requires that all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.

Wait, are you or other third parties tracking my activity?

We only use cookies to make our recently viewed section to work. We don’t have partners or any other third parties that place cookies on your computer through our website.

So what cookies do you use?

Here’s a list of the cookies used by us:


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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These cookies are used to manage your cookie settings and to display the cookie notification bar.

I know my way around cookies and this page doesn’t list all the cookies used!

Great, then you know more about them than me. I honestly tried to find all the cookies the website generates so please let me know what I missed and I’ll update the policy. Thanks in advance!

Can I stop you from using cookies or can I delete the cookies you placed on my computer?

Yes you can. If you decide to not accept cookies the website will not work. You can delete your cookies but in this case you will be logged out, any items saved in your cart will be lost as well. Check out the links below for more information.

Starting from 2018 August 1 we installed Jetpack onto our website which uses the following cookies:

Cookies set by Jetpack

Cookies are used by Jetpack in a variety of ways. The cookies set will depend on the specific features that are enabled on a site. The cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of these features.

Further details are provided in the following tables, which list the various cookies that are set for registered users of sites with the Jetpack plugin installed. For information on the cookies set by, or for visitors to sites with the Jetpack plugin installed, please see the cookie policy at

Jetpack Protect

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jpp_math_pass 1 day Remembers if a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human.

Secure Sign On

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jetpack_sso_redirect_to 1 hour Allows for redirect URLs to be stored, which is necessary for Secure Sign On to work.
jetpack_sso_remember_me 1 hour Stores me values locally, rather than requiring them to be passed to each time.
jetpack_sso_wpcom_name_{HASH} 1 week or cleared after successful login Remembers the display name to show on login page.
jetpack_sso_wpcom_gravatar_{HASH} 1 week or cleared after successful login Remembers URL of the Gravatar image to show on login page.
jetpack_sso_original_request 1 hour Stores the URL of the original login request.
jetpack_sso_nonce 10 minutes Used for nonce verification.

Other cookies

Some Jetpack features make use of third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter (via our Sharing feature). As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.

_ir 1 day Used by Pinterest for their social sharing feature.
fr 10 weeks Used by Facebook for social sharing feature.
1P_JAR 1 month Used by Google for Google+ social media sharing.
CONSENT 30 years Used by Google for Google+ social media sharing.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit (EU based) or (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing  Google’s opt-out browser add-on.