Last updated 11/13/21 

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.


Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.


We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action.

Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account.

For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the “Controlling Cookies” section below.


We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:

  • On our website.
  • In the emails we send.


Below the different categories of cookies set by are outlined, with specific examples detailed in the tables that follow. This includes their name and purpose. Certain cookies are only set for logged-in visitors, whereas others are set for any visitors, and these are marked below accordingly.

  • Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
  • Functionality: These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name and password.
  • Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.
  • Tracking/Analytics: These are set by trusted third party networks (e.g. Google Analytics) to track details such as the number of unique visitors and pageviews to help improve the user experience.
  • Third Party/Embedded Content: makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include embedded content from YouTube. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
Cookie Duration Purpose Logged-in Users Only?
_grecaptcha Session Used to provide spam protection on the site. No
wordpress_test_cookie Session Tests that the browser accepts cookies. No
wordpress_logged_in_{hash} Session Remember user session. Yes
_ga 2 years Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users. No
_gid 24 hours Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users. No
age_gate Session Used to store user’s age verification status. No
newsletter Session Used to verify user’s mailing list subscription. No
wp_learn_press_session_{hash} Session Used to verify user’s e-course progress. Yes
fusionredux_current_tab 1 year Used to improve the user movement in the site. No
privacy_embeds Session Used to remember user’s privacy preferences. No
itsec-hb-login-{hash} 10 Minutes Used to verify user login for security. No
wp-api-schema-model 1 Year Used to allow Schema JSON-LD / SEO markup for site pages. No
fusion_metabox_tab 1 year Used to provide improved user experience. No
rc::a, rc::b, rc::c Persistent Used to provide bot/spam protection on the site. No


Some web browsers include the ability to send a “Do not track” signal. Do not track is not a universally agreed standard at this point in time and as such we do not process these signals. Should this situation change in future we will update accordingly.


Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.


Although most changes are likely to be minor, may alter its Cookie Policy on occasion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Cookie Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.