- – allow users to log in to our website
- – check that cookies can be set and therefore determine whether a user is able to log in
- – analyse web statistics and performance and personalisation
Website users who don’t want their data collected with Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This is compatible with all major browsers and can be downloaded and installed via the Google Analytics opt-out page.
Please note: The cookies on our site are enabled by default and if you decline our cookies you may not be able to use some of our online features.
|Cookie name||Purpose||More info|
|_utma||This tracks of the number of times a visitor has been to our site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information to calculate visitor statistics||Google Analytics|
|_utmb _utmc||These cookies work together to calculate how long a visit takes._utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters a site, while_utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves a site. _utmb expires at the end of the session. _utmc waits 30 minutes, and then expires. _utmc waits 30 minutes for another page view to happen, and if it doesn't, it expires.||Google Analytics|
|_utmz||This tracks where visitors came from. What search engine was used. What links were clicked on. What keywords were used. Where they were in the world when they accessed the website. It expires in 6 months.||Google Analytics|
|_utmv||This cookie stores custom variables for each visitor and allows us to use segmentation to better understand our visitors. It expires 2 years after last visit.||Google Analytics|
|_ga||This cookie is used to distinguish between site visitors. It expires 2 years after last visit.||Google Analytics|
|cae_browser||This cookie is essential to allow our site to function correctly when you complete a form on our site. It expires when you end your session.|
|Ecm||This cookie provides user data directly to our internal systems as part of the log-in process.||Ektron|
|EkAnalytics EktGUID||These cookie provide alternative web analytics to Google which are used by our Content Management System (the platform on which our website is built). Expires 1 year after last visit.||Ektron|
|ASP.Net_SessionId||This is the default ASP.net cookie which uniquely identifies each user session. It allows users to log-in and expires at the end of your session.||Microsoft|
|Nmstat||This is another ASP.net cookie which is used to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit.||Microsoft|