A cookie is a small file that is downloaded onto your device when you visit a site, which means the site can recognise you and or your device if you return to it.
Cookies are used to:
- recognise where you have already given your username and password, so you don’t need to do it for every visit
- recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during the same online task
- measure how you use the site so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- provide data to help understand how a website and its services are used.
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting the needs of our users and to help us improve it.
Every time you visit our site, Google Analytics software creates ‘anonymous analytics’ cookies. These cookies are used to tell us:
- how many people are using our site and how long they are using it for
- the different ways people have used to get to our site
We retain this Google Analytics data for a period of 50 months.
A list of the cookies in use on this website:
|__utma||This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits.|
|__utmb||This cookie takes a timestamp when a User enters our site.|
|__utmc||Takes a timestamp of the time when a User leaves our site.|
|__utmz||Keeps a track of where User came from, search engine used, what keyword was used etc...|
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