Use of Cookies by

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

The Universal Analytics (Google) cookies are only set if you have explicitly enabled them.
Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference image-stories-popup This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga _gali _gat _gid These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not identify anyone (as the IP addresses are anonymised), including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
Enable Analytics image-stories-analytics-cookies This is the cookie that allows the Universal Analytics (Google) cookies to be enabled. It is created when you select the enable analytics check box
Session cookie PHPSESSID It's the identifier for your current session in PHP. If you delete it, you won't be able to access/make use of session variables. It stabilises your user-experiance on the website. If you delete it, some functionality might not work.

How do I change my cookie settings?

This area is designed to give you:

1. Complete transparency over the cookies used by this website
2. The ability to delete all cookies or individual cookies
3. The ability to enable analytics if you opted out when the cookie popup was first displayed. To do this simply delete all cookies, and you will be presented with the cookie configuration window.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

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