Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

1. What are Cookies?

1.1. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

1.2. Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our site, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

1.3. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our site. Their functions include: enabling you to log into secure areas of our site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how they move around our site when using it. This information helps us to improve the way our site works, for example by ensuring users can find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies: These record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interest. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
 2. Cookies on Our Site

2.1. The individual cookies we use on our site and the purposes for which we use them are set out in the table below:

Cookie name
Duration of cookie
What it does
PHPSESSID
Session
This is a PHP session cookie that identifies your current session with the server. The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.

Google Analytics
Persistent (1 year)
We use Google Analytics to imporove your experience. Google Analytics tell us how people use the site so that we can make it better. It sets 4 cookies __utma, __utmb, __utmc, _utmz. None of these identify you personally.

Viewed Cookied Policy
Persistent (1 year)
Viewed Cookie Policy cookie is used to remember whether a visitor has accepted the coolie policy on the site. 

wordpress_logged_in
Session
This site runs on a WordPress platform. This cookie only affects logged in users.

wordpress_test_cookie
Session
This site runs on a WordPress platform. This cookie only affects logged in users and is used as part of the login process. 

wp_settings
Persistent (1 year)
This site runs on a WordPress platform. This cookie only affects logged in users.
WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface

wp-settings-time
Persistent (1 year)
This site runs on a wordpress platform. This coolie only affects logged in users. WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

3. Blocking Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

4. Third Party Cookies

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies and we have no control over this.