A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser and cannot do your computer any harm. When you revisit the associated website the server will recognise the cookie, which gives it information about your last visit(s). In other words, a cookie allows a website to remember choices and submitted information so that you will not need to reset certain user-defined features or re-enter details. Cookies are either permanent (usually with a long term expiry date) or are only used in the current session and cease to exist when the browser is shut down (so called ‘session cookies’).
How cookies are used on this website
The following table lists the cookies that may be used on this website.
|_utma||Google Analytics||2 years from set/update||Identifying Unique Visitors|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||30 minutes from set/update||Determines visitor session|
|_utmc||Google Analytics||On browser close||Determines visitor session|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||6 months from set/update||Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation|
|_utmv||Google Analytics||2 years from set/update||Custom Variables|
We use permanent cookies as well as session cookies to provide features of the site that require authentication. To secure the flawless functioning of the website we would recommend allowing at least the setting of session cookies as they are essential for access to authenticated parts of the site – for example where you can contribute resources.
Allowing or declining cookies
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