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What are cookies?

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored as text files on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies allow websites to store your preferences, details and provide features to improve your experience when you use those websites in future.

What cookies are used by this Site?

This Site uses very few cookies and does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However it does use cookies to track usage of the Site so we can work to improve the user experience.

Here are the names of the cookies used by this Site, along with their purpose description:

kohanasession: This is a temporary session cookie used to display user information while a member is logged in.

kohanasession_data: This is a temporary session cookie used to display user data while a member is logged in.

__utma: This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to identify the number of unique visitors to the Site and how many times each visitor has been to the Site.

__utmb: This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to determine how long a visitor spends on the Site.

__utmc: This is a cookie used by Google Analytics together with _utmb to determine how long a visitor spends on the Site.

__utmz: This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to track how visitors have found the Site and what pages they visit when they’re on the Site.

__atuvc: This is a cookie created and read by AddThis (social sharing button) in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated.

 

More details about use of Google Analytics cookies can be found here: developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics to identify how the Site is used. This software places cookies on a user’s device to provide us with anonymous and aggregated usage data. Google processes personal information on servers in many countries around the world and may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google’s full privacy policy can be seen here: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and a list of FAQs here: www.google.com/intl/None/policies/privacy/faq

Can I turn off cookies?

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. For more information about deleting or controlling cookies in different browsers go to: www.aboutcookies.org.

However, you should be aware that if you reject cookies you may not be able to use some of the online services provided by this Site.