The CRANE Database may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page frequently to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from 29 September 2021.



For the purposes of this Cookies Policy:

  • Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Cookies Policy) refers to the CRANE Database.
  • 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.
  • Website refers to the CRANE Database.
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Website, or a company, or any legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website, as applicable.


How we use cookies

We use the following cookies, detailed below, for a variety of reasons. There is no standard option for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. We use cookies to:

– Improve your browsing experience (e.g. saving custom settings)

– Enable certain functionality on the website (e.g. Logging in)

– Collect anonymous data to improve the website (e.g. Device/ Browser usage, page visit routes)

Knowing how our users visit and use our website is how we know where to improve. We do not use cookies for advertising purposes, or pass user data to any other organisation or website.


First party cookies

These are cookies that may be controlled and set by us on this domain, used to provide site functionality and optimisation.


Name Purpose
wordpress_test_cookie Set and used by WordPress to test for cookie capability
comment_author, comment_author_email Set and used by WordPress to a commenting user’s data
wp-settings,                   wp-settings-time Set and used by WordPress to remember logged-in user’s preference


Third party cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties, as detailed below. These are set for all visitors of the website.


Google Analytics and Maps

This site uses Google Analytics and Google Maps cookies to collect information about how visitors use the website, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website are from and the pages they have visited. These are cookies that may be controlled and set by external services / tools, used to enhance our site and provide usage information.


Name Purpose
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khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF Set and used by Google Maps to provide interactive location maps


Third party services such as YouTube, Twitter or other video services may set cookies if you activate a link from this website (for example in our news section). We do not set these directly, so please refer to their website policies for further details about the use of cookies on their website.


Your Choices Regarding Cookies

If you prefer to avoid the use of cookies on the website, you must disable the use of cookies in your browser and then delete the cookies saved in your browser associated with this website. You may use this option for preventing the use of cookies at any time.

If you disable our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in using the Website and some features such as user logins may not function properly.

If you prefer to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this cookies policy, please visit our Contact us webpage to get in touch with us.


Last reviewed: September 2021 (due for review September 2022)