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- How can I Control My Cookie Preferences?
- What are Cookies?
- Cookies We Use
- Third-Party Providers
How can I Control My Cookie Preferences?
You can use the Cookie Control Panel below to see your current cookie preferences and to optionally update them.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the site is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the site function properly, make the site more secure, provide you with a better experience, and to understand how the site performs, analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
Essential Cookies: Essential cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and are necessary for the correct operation of this site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to add products to your shopping cart and checkout securely. Third-parties cannot access to these cookies. This site cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Non-Essential Cookies: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the site, the number of unique visitors, the country of origin, which pages are the most popular, the type of browser being used, etc. This data helps us understand and analyse how well the site performs and where it needs improvement. We use Google Analytics to help us with this and it is completely anonymous.
Cookies We Use
The following two tables detail the essential and non-essential cookies that are used by this site.
|cart_in_use, comment_author_||6 hours||These temporary cookies support the operation of the shopping cart.|
|cookies_essential||1 year||When you first visit this site you will be asked to confirm your cookie preferences. This cookie indicates that you have consented to our use of essential cookies on this site.|
|cookies_non_essential||1 year||When you first visit this site you will be asked to confirm your cookie preferences. This cookie indicates whether you have or have not consented to our use of non-essential cookies on this site.|
|eMember_in_use||Session||This cookie is used by the eMember PSPS membership software to indicate that you have logged in to this site as a Society member.|
|PHPSESSID||Session||This temporary cookie is used by the software programming language that underpins this site to establish user sessions and to manage data as you move from one page to another. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when you close all of your browser windows.|
|banner_collapsed||1 year||On the home page of this this site your may choose to hide the ‘preserving and operating paddle steamers’ banner. We use this cookie to remember your choice on this device.|
|announcement||1 year||When a special announcement is published on this site we may draw your attention to it by displaying a notification at the top of every page. This cookie is set when you have dismissed or closed the announcement so that it is not displayed to you again.|
|wfwaf-authcookie-###||Session||Used by the Wordfence endpoint firewall and malware scanner that protects you and this site.|
|wordpress_logged_in_###||Session||Used by the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) that runs this site and is only relevant to the website management team. This cookie indicates that when you are logged in, and who you are and expires when you log out or your session expires.|
|wordpress_###||Session||This temporary cookie is used by the WordPress CMS that runs this site. This is only relevant to members of the website management team.|
|wp_emember_###||1 week||This cookie is used by the eMember PSPS membership software to remember your log in state. This cookie is expires one week after your last log in.|
|wp-saving-post||1 hour||Allows members of the website management team to restore data for a post that is currently being edited if a saved version exists.|
|wp-settings-time-xxx||1 year||This cookie is used by the WordPress CMS to customise the admin interface used by the website management team.|
|_ga||1 year||This cookie provides usage information to the supplier of the Font Awesome custom font that is used throughout this site.|
Some of our pages, for your convenience, allow you to display content from external providers. This includes being able to watch YouTube videos and allowing you to share content through social networks. These services are mostly provided by third parties. If you have an account, or use the services of these third-parties on other websites, then they may be able to know that you have visited our sites. The use of data collected through cookies by those third parties is subject to their own privacy policies; therefore we identify these cookies by the parties setting them. These third-party services are outside of the control of the PSPS.
The third-party providers we use on the PSPS site are listed below with links to their privacy policies:
- Google Maps to display event locations;
- YouTube to display videos that may be of interest to visitors;
- PayPal to process shop and membership purchases;
- Font Awesome font used to display special characters and icons on this site;
- BootstrapCDN makes the Font Awesome font accessible world-wide via a Content Delivery Network (CDN).