What are cookies?
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a text file stored in your browser and only the server that the web site is hosted on will be able to see the contents of that cookie. Cookie files contain some anonymous information, the site name and some text.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not want Your web browser to store them. If you prefer, it is possible to block or delete them entirely. To do this, you will need to use your browser’s preferences, and more information can be in your browser’s help files.
Which cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies on our web site:
PHPSESSID – Used to store data between subsequent requests of pages on the same web site. – Expires at the end of the current browsing session
This cookie is a session token, a piece of data that is used to determine if someone is still on a website. A session ID is typically given to a visitor on his first visit to a site.
We use this cookie to define sessions on the site to help us keep track of how many visitors we get, whether or not they return and how long they stay on the site – this supports us in our blogging efforts and in creating better content for you.
Google Analytics cookies are set by the tracking code ga.js and are used to provide us with data to analyse the effectiveness of our site.
We use Google Analytics to analyse what our visitors like and what they don’t like. We then use this to manage our ongoing content strategy.
__utma – Used by Google Analytics – Expires at the end of the current browsing session
__utmb – Used by Google Analytics – Expires at the end of the current browsing session
__utmc – Used by Google Analytics – Expires at the end of the current browsing session
__utmz – Used by Google Analytics – Expires at the end of the current browsing session
What is this Cookie used for?
These cookies are used by Google to ascertain how many users are using their mapping service. They expire after a period between six months and two years.