Crimson Cat Limited are committed to providing you with the best experience possible when using our site. Cookies help us to remain informed if the website is running as it should be and quickly alert us to any problems that need fixing.

By using our site you are consenting to the use of cookies unless you manage your browser settings or reject the use of cookies as stated below. This policy does not govern the use of the site or how your personal data is managed. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

1. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small pieces of data, such as the date you visited a site, which help websites to run more efficiently by remembering details specific to you.

2. Types of Cookie We Use

Our site uses cookies to distinguish users from one another and to ensure that the website is running smoothly. This helps notify us of any improvements that need to be made to give you the best experience possible when using our site.

We use the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies; these cookies ensure that our site runs smoothly, such as by checking if cookies are enabled on a browser.
  • Statistical cookies; these cookies provide us with statistics on how users interact with our site, such as pages viewed and searched for. They allow us to improve the website by (for example) monitoring how quickly pages take to respond, which helps us to identify long loading times and put measures in place to prevent this occurring in the future.

First party cookies are created directly by the website, usually to allow certain site features to run as intended.

Third party cookies are generated by domains other than the website being used. For example, Crimson Cat uses Google Analytics to monitor site traffic and identify users as outlined above.

The duration of cookies differs depending on whether they are persistent or session cookies. Session cookies will only remain whilst a browser window is open and are deleted once the browser is closed. Whilst persistent cookies remain on a device for the time specified and are activated each time the user visits the site.

For more information on the specific cookies we use, please see the table below.

First Party Cookies

Type Program Name Duration Purpose Logged-in Users Only?
Essential WordPress wp-postpass_{hash} 1 day Used to maintain session if a
post is password-protected.
Essential WordPress wordpress_test_cookie Session Test if cookie can be set. No

Third Party Cookies

Type Program Name Duration Purpose Logged-in
Users Only?
Statistics Google
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users. No
Statistics Google
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users. No
Statistics Google
_gat 1 min Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_ gtm_<property-id>. No

3. How We Use Cookies

We use statistical cookies from Google Analytics to provide information about your visit to our site (including date and time); pages you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also use essential cookies for the general running of the website.

This information is anonymous and is not linked to your personal data.

4. How to Manage Cookies

You will be given the choice when using our site to accept or reject some or all cookies via a banner. There will be multiple options, so please read through the information carefully to ensure you are only consenting to certain cookies. Once you have consented any persistent cookies will remain stored on your device and will be activated on your next visit.

To withdraw your consent at any time, you can delete stored cookies or reject all cookies via your browser under ‘Settings’ then ‘Privacy’ (browser depending). Please be aware that some features of our site may be limited if all cookies are rejected.

Cookies used by Google Analytics may not appear in your browser settings. To opt-out of Google Analytics, please install this browser extension:

For further information regarding cookies, please see:

5. Updates

We occasionally amend this Cookie Policy. To continue your use of the site, please ensure you have read and consented to the latest version. For more information on how we manage your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy.

If you have any concerns regarding this Cookie Policy please contact our Data Protection Officer by writing to Crimson Cat Limited, Wheatsheaf House, 106 Church Street, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3BZ (Company Number 5984399) Or email us at

Last Reviewed: November 2020