A web cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our website and stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer.
We only use analytical cookies which enable us to analyse the number of visitors to our website and to see how our website users navigate around our website.
This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that you can find what you are looking for easily.
If you want to know more about the cookies that we use, you can read the information in the table below:
sesionid: When a user browses to the website, a unique session ID will be associated with the user to keep track of any information that is stored for that session. This information is stored on the Web Server (known as storing information in session) and is identified via a GUID. The GUID is stored in the Cookie and is essential for any website to function correctly. If nothing is put in the session however, no cookie will be sent to the browser so this cookie will only be created when it is needed.
cookieconsent_status: Registers the user's selection in the cookie box pop up.
__utma: This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire…in the year 2038…but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
__utmb __utmc: The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
__utmt This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high 2 traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes
__utmz: Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.