What’s a cookie?
A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are either:
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
What cookies do we use?
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties. Some of the cookies we use include:
|__utma||(Google analytics) stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).
|__utmb and __utmc||(Google analytics) are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts and approximately ends.
|__utmv||(Google analytics) is used for user-custom variables in Analytics
|__utmz||(Google analytics) stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)
|GlobalMaxer||(GlobalMaxer) stores a unique id used for conversion rate optimisation: showing a consistent version of the page and tracking the response to this through goals.