Cookie Policy

Cookies

Cookie declaration last updated on 09/05/2018

Our website uses cookies. These are very small text files used to identify our customers to our web servers. These cookies will not be used to infringe on our customers privacy and will only be used to track our customer’s use of the site and to enable us to customise the experience of visiting our site for our customers.

The specific names and types of the cookies may change from time to time. In order to help you better understand this Policy and our use of such technologies we have provided the following limited terminology and definitions:

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

Cookies – Small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognise a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:

  • Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
  • Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
  • First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting.
  • Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.

Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.

Our uses of cookies fall into the following general categories:

  1. Operationally Necessary. We may use cookies,  that are necessary to the operation of our sites, services, applications, and tools. This includes technologies that allow you access to our sites, services, applications, and tools; that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security; or that allow you to make use of our functions such as shopping-carts, saved search, or similar functions;
  2. Performance Related. We may use cookies, to assess the performance of our websites, applications, services, and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services, or tools;
  3. Functionality Related. We may use cookies, that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our sites, services, applications, or tools. This may include identifying you when you sign into our sites or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our sites;

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Cookies this site uses

Google Analytics – Cookies

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.

Wordfence Security – Cookies

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
wfvt_XXXXXXX30 minutesAnalysing user behaviour.
wordfence_verifiedHuman24 hoursUsed for the security of the website.
wfwaf-authcookie-XXXXXXX24 hoursUsed to authenticate a user login request.

WordPress – Cookies

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
wordpress_logged_in_XXXXXXXWhen the browsing session endsContains the user’s unique session ID in order to maintain the user’s state (eg. logged in/out) and any related preferences/settings.
wordpress_sec_XXXXXXX When the browsing session endsContains the user’s unique session ID in order to maintain the user’s state (eg. logged in/out) and any related preferences/settings.
wordpress_test_cookie When the browsing session endsContains the user’s unique session ID in order to maintain the user’s state (eg. logged in/out) and any related preferences/settings.
wp-settings-[UID]24 hoursThis is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-time-[UID]24 hoursThis is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-saving-post24 hoursWordPress cookie created when auto-saving a post in the editor.

WooCommerce – Cookies

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
woocommerce_cart_hash24 hoursStores an encoded string representing the contents of the WooCommerce shopping cart
woocommerce_items_in_cart24 hoursRecords if there are any items in the WooCommerce shopping cart
wp_woocommerce_session_XXXXXX48 hoursThe cookie contains information identifying the customer and session expiration time.
For guest shoppers this a randomly generated cryptographically strong ID.

Other Cookies

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
PHPSESSIDWhen the browsing session endsTo identify your unique session on the website
bp-activity-oldestpageOn the default’s theme Activity page, rather than the list of activity being paginated, it has a “load more” button. This cookie remembers what page of activity the “load more” is on.
redux_current_tabSet by WordPress, supports the website theme settings

Stripe Cookies

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_stripe_mid30 minsSession cookie for Stripe
__stripe_sid1 yearSession cookie for Stripe.

If you would like to opt-out of all cookies, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device settings. You can opt-out of cookies from our website only, by accessing your member profile settings and selecting opt-out of cookies. Please note the blocking and deleting of some cookies, may affect your user experience of the UKQU.co.uk website.

For further information on deleting, disabling or blocking cookies, please visit AboutCookies.org.

For browser-specific information on how to adjust cookie configurations on the following browsers, please click on the relevant link below:

– Internet Explorer 5

– Internet Explorer 6  

– Internet Explorer 7

– Internet Explorer 8  

– Internet Explorer 9

– Firefox

– Chrome

Safari

– OSX/Mac OS

– iOS