Cookie policy

Cookie policy 

Our website ( uses cookies. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users, understand your use of our website, analyse our traffic, provide social media features and enable video playback on our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your browser or hard drive when you arrive on a web page after you consent to use of cookies. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This allows websites to ‘remember’ you and offer a tailored visit to the website.

Cookies used on this website 

Strictly necessary 

These are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously such as page navigation.  The website cannot function properly without these cookies. 

Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this website. For all other types of cookies, we require your permission. 

The strictly necessary cookies in use on this website are detailed below: 

Name Domain  Duration Purpose 
wp-wpml_current_language / 1 day Stores the current language in use either ‘en’ or ‘cy’ 
wordpress_test_cookie /   Session WordPress sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide an appropriate user experience for the user. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in. daysEnables use of the cookie acceptance pop up on the website and settings to be remembered.

Analytics Cookies 

Analytics cookies are optional cookies that allow us to monitor your visit to the website and how you interact with the website, giving us information on the website performance so this can be continually improved. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. The analytics cookies in use on this website are provided by Google Analytics who uses IP addresses to track visits. These are anonymised before collection and are not accessible in the reporting of the website.

The analytics cookies used on this website are detailed below:

Name DomainDuration Purpose 
_ga years Used to distinguish users. 
_gid hours Used to distinguish users. 
_gat minute   Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. 

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are cookies that are used by another site or service, for example our video content.

Please note Vimeo sets third-party cookies which are deemed essential for the player to operate. A DNT (do not track) parameter has been implemented so that no third-party analytics or advertising cookies are used by Vimeo.

However, we cannot control the cookies that are used by vimeo when a user is logged into the service. This sits with the user’s acceptance of Vimeo’s cookie and privacy policies.  If you are a registered Vimeo member, you can also manage the cookies you use in the Vimeo settings. For further information please see Vimeo’s cookie policy: Vimeo members may see the following cookies listed below:

Name DomainDuration Purpose 
vuid  There are some cookies that expire 10 years after first viewing a Vimeo video while most of them expire between a few days for up to two years after the last viewing of a Vimeo video.Vimeo sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a Vimeo video. While we have no control over these cookies, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of Vimeo viewers, to hold information about current viewing video settings as well as a personal identification token, if you are logged into Vimeo. Furthermore, a set of cookies regarding Google AdSense advertising campaigns might be set, which contain identifiers that record user browsing behavior.

Third parties

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, media service providers and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services:

  • Google Analytics
  • Vimeo
  • WPForms
  • WP Mail SMTP
  • Cookie Control
  • WPML

Managing cookies 

You can alter your cookie settings in your internet browser – see instructions for popular browsers below:  

Google Chrome 

Internet Explorer 

Microsoft Edge 



You can also prevent Google Analytics from tracking in your browser with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on:

To find out more read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Please note that clearing cookies from your browser may have an impact on this website and any other website you visit that uses cookies to provide a tailored browsing experience. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Policy changes 

This policy is correct at time of publishing 21/10/21 We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be contained here. Please refer to this page regularly to keep up to date. 

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