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Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. 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.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies used by Artichoke

Artichoke uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

Google Analytics

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We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither Artichoke or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

Expression Engine

This site runs on the ExpressionEngine CMS, which uses the following cookies:


Sets the date and time that the user last visited the site. If not set, it is automatically set to 10 years ago. Its expiry date is set to a year.


Every time the page is reloaded the last activity is set to the current date and time to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both. Its expiry date is set to a year.


Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in. Affects guests and logged in users. It is deleted when the browser is closed.



Artichoke uses sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) to display custom fonts. This cookie indicates whether the browser supports Flash and thus sIFR or not. It is deleted when the browser is closed.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.