A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Similarly cookies are used by web publishers to help understand how their site or service is being used, for example by providing anonymous aggregated data such as how long users in general spent on the site, how many pages they visited and in which order.
There are a variety of types of cookies and tracking technologies, which can be broadly divided into the following categories:
Please see the following below for detailed information about each of the cookies mentioned above in this section:
|Cookie||Name||Type and Expiry||Category and Purpose|
|Authentication||PHPSESSID||First party cookie Session cookie||Strictly necessary: These cookies are used to allow a user to stay logged in to their account without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.|
|Google Analytics||_utma||Third party cookie (Google Inc.)||Performance: These cookies are used to collect information about how you and other visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.|
|_utmb||Persistent cookie: 2 years from set/update|
|_utmc||Persistent cookie: 30 minutes from set/update|
|_utmz||Persistent cookie: 6 months from set/update|
|‘Remember Me’ Functionality||ttslmi||First party Persistent cookie: set until disabled||Functionality: This cookie is set when you select the “Remember Me” functionality when logging in and will remember your details for future visits.|
Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to manage and delete cookies on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as that website is not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of its content.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this site.
Some of the emails we send to you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.
You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.
Alternatively you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by contacting us at email@example.com or by using the ‘unsubscribe’ feature in any marketing emails you receive from us.
If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.