Cookies

This website uses cookies to make this website work. Cookies are very small files stored by your web browser, used to record state. You can find out more about cookies on wikipedia. We use cookies to understand how visitors use this site so we can improve it and to enable logins where necessary.
Most browsers allow you to alter how they handle cookies in their preferences, this is the best place to control cookies.

The information below is probably only of interest to the technically minded, its mainly here to be open about what cookies we use.

List of cookies this website may set

Here are some of the cookies the form of data they set the names may vary slightly and the content will be of these forms.

If you comment on our site on a blog for example you will get some cookies in this form.

Name Content Expires
comment_author_0b16bcbefd the name you entered 11 months
comment_author_email_0b16bcbefd the email you entered 11 months
comment_author_url_0b16bcbefd the website you entered 11 months

Google Analytics

Tracking visitor numbers and what pages are visited most etc
New style ( you can find out more about google analytics privacy and security policy. If you want to disable these you best off adding a plugin to your browser that will allow you block analytics across all websites.

Name What for Content Expires
_ga tracking visitors numbers and pages GA1.X.12345.67890 2 years
_gat used to throttle request rate. GA1.2.1077225800.1454943856 10 minutes

Old style these may still exist but should gradually expire

Name What For Expires
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of Session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months

Adwords

From time to time we run advertising campaigns across the internet when we are doing that you may also get cookies set from doubleclick.net they look a bit like this.

Name Content Expires
test_cookie CheckForPermission 20 minutes
id 22f9dceee4020062||t=1395933415|et=730|cs=002213fd48bed5606885d2f8c3 2 years

Affiliate

So we can thank the person who referred you to us.

Name What for Expires
ai tracking who referred you 1 month

Campus

Sometimes we use campus to track what interests visitors to the site so we can see what we are doing right when appealing to new customers

Name Content Expires
campus_session 2cdvh2hjvj0ibu6ej8q98bum54 2 weeks
cc_cookie_id dGajAG5E7wDVAMYGcgPX4MQjPo7viTU 100 years (if cookies still exist then and the nanobots have not eaten them, or us)