What is a cookie?
A cookie is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser.
What cookies do we use?
Google Analytics places four cookies that stay on your computer (currently they last for: this session, one day, 6 months, 2 years). The Google Analytics cookies are used to count the number of distinct visitors to this website and to see how each visitor moves around the site so that we can improve the site structure and understand what information is most popular.
Google analytics places seven cookies on your browser (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga, _gid,).
Here are some more details of Google Analytics Cookies.
_utma, – Identifying Unique Visitors – (Expires 2 years from set/update)
_utmb, – Determining Visitor Session – (Expires 30 minutes from set/update)
_utmc, – Determining Visitor Session – (No expiry date added)
__utmt – Used to throttle request rate (expires after 10 minutes)
_utmz, – Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation – (Expires 6 months from set/update)
_ga, – Used to distinguish users (Expires after 2 years)
_gid – Used to distinguish users (Expires after 24 hours)
(_gat – Used to manage rate of Google’s traffic – expires after 1 minute)
Google’s policy can be found by clicking here .
Choosing to decline cookies will delete all tracking cookies and further analytic tracking will not occur.
Your individual preferences relating to whether you wish to allow cookie or not are stored in the cookie_notice_accepted cookie (expires after 1 month)