Cookies policy - SNIPEF

Cookies policy

This website ( uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with the best experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. This policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your device, browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies in addition to pixels, local storage objects and other similar technologies such as web beacons (altogether “cookies” unless stated otherwise).

For further information please contact us at

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Marketing cookies. These are (third party) cookies we use for advertising. You can control whether or not you wish to accept these cookies by selecting the relevant on/off toggle on the website.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). At present we do not currently use any functional cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie TitlePurposeMore information
_gat_UA-124579480-2Analytical Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be namedExpires after one minute. More info from Google
_gaAnalytical Used to distinguish usersExpires after two years. More info from Google
_gidAnalytical Used to distinguish usersExpires after 24 hours.
More info from Google
wfwaf-authcookie-[hash number]Functional This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded. Only stored when a user is logged in.Expires after 24 hours. More info from Wordfence
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]Functional After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.Expires after you log out or close your browser. More info from WordPress
WordPress_sec_[hash]Functional Placed by WordPress to provide protection against hackers, store account details.Expires after 15 days. More info from
wordpress_test_cookieFunctional Placed to check cookies can be stored.Expires after you log out or close your browser. More info from

Although we have profiles on social media sites such as Twitter, we are not responsible for and have no control over the use of cookies on those sites. Please check the relevant third party’s privacy policy for further details as to how they use cookies.

You can also 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 website.

Updated May 2021, this cookies policy may be amended by us at any time.

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