Cookie Policy

You should read this information in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and help to do things like remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

All organisations have to provide clear and transparent information about the way they use cookies, and for the cookies used that are not strictly necessary for their website (e.g. cookies that may be used for advertising), companies have to give you some way of consenting to that cookie being set on your device. The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR). The ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.

What cookies do you use on

The section below explains the cookies we use and why.

Categories of cookies

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site.  We use this type of cookie.

Functional cookies: These are used to enhance your experience (e.g. remember settings).

Tracking and performance cookies:  These cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site and more. We usually aggregate the data together to understand patterns.

Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to show advertising that is likely to be of interest to you based on your browsing habits. These cookies may combine information they collected from our website with other information they have independently collected relating to your web browser’s activities across their network of websites.  We do not use these cookies.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for.

EssentialWordPress User LoginEssential: WordPress is the content management system for this website and allows registered users to log in to the system. The cookies store the credentials of a logged-in user as hash, login status and user ID as well as user-related settings for the WordPress backend
EssentialReal Cookie BannerReal Cookie Banner asks website visitors for consent to set cookies and process personal data. For this purpose, a UUID (pseudonymous identification of the user) is assigned to each website visitor, which is valid until the cookie expires to store the consent. Cookies are used to test whether cookies can be set, to store reference to documented consent, to store which services from which service groups the visitor has consented to, and, if consent is obtained under the Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF), to store consent in TCF partners, purposes, special purposes, features and special features. As part of the obligation to disclose according to GDPR, the collected consent is fully documented. This includes, in addition to the services and service groups to which the visitor has consented, and if consent is obtained according to the TCF standard, to which TCF partners, purposes and features the visitor has consented, all cookie banner settings at the time of consent as well as the technical circumstances (e.g. size of the displayed area at the time of consent) and the user interactions (e.g. clicking on buttons) that led to consent. Consent is collected once per language.
FunctionalYoutubeYouTube allows embedding content posted on directly into websites. The cookies are used to collect visited websites and detailed statistics about the user behaviour. This data can be linked to the data of users registered on and or localized versions of these services.
FunctionalWordPress EmojisWordPress Emoji is an emoji set that is loaded from No cookies in the technical sense are set on the client of the user, but technical and personal data such as the IP address will be transmitted from the client to the server of the service provider to make the use of the service possible. Plug allows to display further and latest information about plugins published on No cookies in the technical sense are set on the client of the user, but technical and personal data such as the IP address will be transmitted from the client to the server of the service provider to make the use of the service possible.
FunctionalWordPress CommentsWordPress as a content management system offers the possibility to write comments under blog posts and similar content. The cookie stores the name, e-mail address and website of a commentator to display it again if the commentator wants to write another comment on this website.

How can I control my cookies?

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You can find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge, browsing data, and privacy – Microsoft Support

Mozilla Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop | Firefox Help (

Microsoft Internet Explorer Delete and manage cookies – Microsoft Support

Opera Web preferences – Opera Help

Apple Safari Safari – Official Apple Support

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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