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By using this site you are consenting to their use.

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you would like to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.


This cookie is used by The Stress Specialist to identify you as a user between page loads. The PHPSESSID cookie is destroyed every time you close your browser.


This cookie is used to identify that the user has accepted cookies. The presence of this cookie will prevent the cookies notice from displaying.


This cookie is created when you login to the website. It is used to identify the logged in user. The IDENTITY cookie is removed when you log out of the website.


This cookie is created when you login to the website. It is used to track whether you are logged in or not. The SESSION cookie is removed when you log out of the website.

Google Analytics

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Multiple Social Sharing Cookies

Our website includes social share buttons meaning 3rd party sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn may set multiple 3rd party cookies. You can view more info on privacy for these 3rd party sites by clicking on the relevant link: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Multiple YouTube Cookies

From time to time, we may embed YouTube videos into our website using YouTube's embed code. This means YouTube may set multiple 3rd party cookies. You can find out more about the YouTube cookies on their website.

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