Cookie Use

This document explains what you need to know about how SWaMP 2008 uses cookies on its websites, and how to choose to manage or remove them if you wish to do so.

Summary

Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. They are helpful because they assist a website to work better for a user.

On SWaMP 2008 websites users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section How to manage cookies.

About cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

How SWaMP 2008 uses cookies

Cookies on SWaMP 2008 websites are used in a number of ways. A full list of all the cookies used across SWaMP 2008 sites can be seen in the List of cookies used on SWaMP 2008 sites.

Analytics

SWaMP 2008 uses a range of analytics tools to collect information about how people use its sites. This helps us make sure sites are meeting users’ needs and to find out how we could improve.

Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies help SWaMP 2008 to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.

Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. SWaMP 2008 does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not set directly by SWaMP 2008, but by third-party service or functionality providers.

SWaMP 2008 uses suppliers who set cookies on SWaMP 2008 websites in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

SWaMP 2008 does not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, including how to opt-out, view their individual privacy policies listed below.

Cookie name Description of cookie
Google Analytics

Google Analytics stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. 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 will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

How to reject or delete this cookie

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

How to manage cookies

Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.

Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.

Some cookies are not set by SWaMP 2008 websites but by other sites which provide a service or functionality on SWaMP 2008 websites. These are known as third-party cookies. Managing, deleting or blocking these cookies requires you to visit the websites of these third parties. Details are provided in the section Third-party cookies.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org

List of cookies used on SWaMP 2008 sites:

SWaMP 2008 – swamp2008.org.uk

Cookie name Expires after Description of cookie
_utma 2 years This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred
_utmb 30 minutes A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site
_utmc End of session A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires
_utmz 6 months This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from

SWaMP 2008 Project – project.swamp2008.org.uk

Cookie name Expires after Description of cookie
CFID End of session Contains a unique random-number ID for each visitor.
CFTOKEN End of session Contains a unique token for each visitor.
SPIDERLOGON 1 month Once you have logged on with username and password, so you don’t have to do it for every Web page you request from our service.
SPIDERREMEMBERMELOGON 1 month Once you have logged on with username and password, to make it easier to log in again if you choose ‘Remember me’.
SPIDERUSERPREFS 1 month To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service.

More information

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.