Cookies - Join the Dots


What is a cookie anyway?

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.

What cookies does this website use?

This website uses the following cookies:

  • A cookie to check your browser has JavaScript enabled. This is enabled by default on all modern web browsers, and the website won’t work without it.
  • Cookies which tell us statistical information about our website visitors, e.g. popular pages, what browsers are used, and how much time is spent on the website.
  • This website also has a client area which requires login details to access; a cookie is used to remember who you are, and keeps you logged into the website. Due to the way this website works, this cookie has to be set as soon as you visit the website.
  • A cookie to record that you have seen the cookie notification bar on your first visit to the website. This is to ensure you are not shown the cookie information more times than is necessary.


Want more detail

If you would like more detail, here is a list of the cookies we use, their names and what we use them for.

Type: (Website Platform)

Name Jtd_eudir

Purpose Cookie notification check

Description This cookie is set to ensure that you are not repeatedly notified about the use of cookies on this website. This cookie is set immediately on your first visit to the website.


Name Has_js

Purpose JavaScript check

Description This checks that the browser has JavaScript enabled and so will render the website correctly for you. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.


Name Random unique ID

Purpose To allow logging in

Description This cookie stores a random ID which is used by the community to remember which community member you are, and therefore keep you logged in. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.


Type: (Google analytics)

Name  __utma

Purpose Identifying unique visitors

Description Each unique browser that visits a page on this community is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.


Name  __utmb, __utmc

Purpose Determining visitor session

Description Two cookies are used by Google Analytics to determine a session; a session is a period of interaction between a visitor’s browser and a particular website. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.


Name  __utmz

Purpose Tracking traffic sources and navigation

Description When you reach this community via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the website, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.


How do I delete the cookies?

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