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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 Web Statiistics cookie is only set if you have explicitly enabled it. Google Analytics is NOT used.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference reef-image-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.
Basic Web Statistics _pk_id.1.9bc5 _pk_ses.1.9bc5 These cookies are set in the European Union only when a visitor explicitly agrees to the collection of basic statistics. The data are completely anonymised, not shared with any third party, and are held within in a European Union data centre.
Enable Basic Web Statistics reef-analytics-cookies This is the cookie that allows the basic web statistics cookies to be enabled. It is created when you select the enable Basic Web Statistics 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.

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Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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