privacy & cookie policy

If you give us personal information in order to receive information from us, we collect and store that information.  That information enables us to fulfil your information request.  If you review or download information, we track the visit.  That information is helpful, amongst other things, to provide you with tailored information and to give us information about your use of The Phoenix Partners web site.

Information submitted via The Phoenix Partners web site will not be passed on to any other organisation.


How we use cookies

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.

We have included details below of the cookies we use and why.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Switching off cookies may have an impact on the functionality of the site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by all websites, visit


User Login/Registration (only applies to site visitors/registered users – administration login is exempt). Required to authenticate user login state

wordpress_[hash] Stores authentication details 2 weeks
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] Used to indicate a user is logged in 2 weeks
wp-settings-[time]-[UID] Used to store various user customised settings 2 weeks


Google Analytics (used for tracking site usage)

_utma Stores number of visits, time of first visit, the previous visit and the current visit 2 years
_utmb Checks start and end time of current visit 30 minutes
_utmc Checks start and end time of current visit End of session
_utmz Tracks where a visitor arrived from (search engine, search keyword, or link) 6 months


Share This – Social Media sharing functionality (used for tracking usage)

_stid Randomly Generated Number 1 year
_uset yes/no 4 hours


Twitter feed – showing latest tweet(s) on website (used for tracking and user state)

pid 2 years
k 3 days
guest_id 2 years
original_referer End of Session
_twitter_sess End of Session