Cookies are used on our website for analytical statistics and to secure your data.
A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. This could be used to record a vital piece of information such as a users preference.
Cookies used on our website
A persistent cookie - used to track the preference for mobile or desktop content for mobile device users.
A persistent cookie - used to track banner click activity for analytical purposes.
A session cookie - used to keep track of when your session is started/ended.
.PCASPXAUTH & ASPSESSIONID Cookies
Session cookies - used to secure your access to data that you have to login to gain access to.
Google Analytics Cookies
A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.
__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookies
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.
Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.
A persistent cookie - Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months.