What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files which most websites use and place on your computer. They improve how websites function by remembering settings, information and how websites are used.
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We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could improve. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
- _utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site.
- _utmb This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.
- _utmc This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser.
- _utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search).
We also use the following cookies:
- _gideons_session. This is used to determine which areas of the site you have access to.
- _auth_token. This is used for form submission security to protect our servers from data attacks.