What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices by a website. Cookies allow a website to remember your preferences whilst visiting the site in order to provide you with a more personalised experience. They help to make websites work efficiently and can allow site owners to track how a site is used to provide useful data for making improvements.
Session based cookie (non-privacy intrusive, required for site functions)
Essential session cookie ‘wordpress_test_cookie’. This cookie is essential for some areas to operate and is set upon your arrival to our site, regardless of whether this is via the ‘homepage’. This cookie is deleted when you leave our website and close your browser.
2) Google Analytics tracking cookie
Google Analytics __utma Stores information about your number of visits to the site, including the time of your first visit, the time of your previous visit, and the time of your current visit. 2 Years
Google Analytics __utmb Used in conjunction with __utmc to track how long you remain on the site. 30 minutes
Google Analytics __utmc Used in conjunction with __utmb to track how long you remain on the site. End of session
Google Analytics __utmt Used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high 2 traffic sites. 10 minutes
Google Analytics __utmz Stores how you accessed the site (search engine, link etc). 6 months
How can I manage my cookies?
Google provide a tool that allows you to opt out from your visits being tracked by Google Analytics. You can obtain the Google Analytics opt-out tool here.