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:
- 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)
Purpose Cookie notification check
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)
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.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org.