Cookie Regulations

Notes About Cookies

In 2011 the government added a policy to the e-Privacy Directive governing the use of Cookies on web sites (Cookie Regulations).

Since then the Information Commissioner’s Office has released guidelines continually regarding the use of Cookies and the latest guidance document can be found here.

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a computer when the user accesses certain websites. 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.

If you would like to know more about cookies including how to view cookies, manage and delete them please visit

If you would like to stop Google Analytics across all web sites you visit, please follow this link which outlines how to do this via google.

It’s important that you get the most from our web site and to do this we do use cookies. To ensure you can make an informed decision on whether you want to use our site or not, we’ve provided a list of the cookies we currently use.

If you are concerned about cookies and would like to disable their use then you can do this in your browser settings. Links are given for instructions on how to do this below:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

If your browser is not listed then instructions can easily be obtained by searching for ‘Managing cookies’ followed by the name of your browser.

Please note that Crave can not guarantee the accuracy or safety of any content on third-party sites and cannot guarantee our site will work as expected with cookies blocked.

WordPress Cookies

The Crave website uses the WordPress platform. This requires the use of certain cookies to improve the user experience for our visitors.

The life span of these cookies are:

viewed_cookie_policy for 1 day
wordpress_test_cookie persists for the duration of the visit to the website

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to enable us to work out what pages on our web site are being used and which pages are not. This allows us to improve the content on pages which are not viewed or potentially archive them off. We do not get access to or use any personal information. The cookies generated by Google have the following extensions _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form including such things as the number of visitors to the site, the number of times a page was viewed within a month etc.

The life span of these cookies are:

_utma persists for 2 years
_utmb persists for 1 day
_utmc persists for the duration of the visit to the website
_utmz persists for 8 months
_ga persists for 1 year

To view more information regarding Google cookies please click here