What Are Cookies
A “cookie” is a small string of data that is sent by a website to the internet browser. This data may accordingly be stored on the accessing system. All cookies have expiry dates, and the duration for how long a cookie is saved on the browser is determined by its expiry date. Cookies can be removed either automatically upon expiry or manually; information on the latter has been included in this policy to help you manage and delete the cookies.
Which Cookies We Use
In order to track the behavior of visitors to our website and to measure the website’s performance, we use Google Analytics cookies. By doing so, we can improve the experience of our website’s visitors and provide them with the information they seek in a better manner. As advertising is not allowed on our website, third-party advertising networks are not allowed to use our cookies.
No personal information is contained in the cookies we use, as they are anonymous. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please visit this link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
In the table below, we have enlisted the cookies we use and the purpose for which they are used.
|Google Analytics||__utma||· Distinguishes between site visitors and sessions· Is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics· Is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update|
|Google Analytics||__utmb||· Determines new sessions and visits to our site.· Is used to track page views and visitors’ behaviour on our site, e.g., how long visitors stay on our site and the amount of time spent on each page.· Is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||30 minutes from set/update|
|Google Analytics||__utmc||· Is used to monitor how long visitors stay on our site.||Expires at end of browser session|
|Google Analytics||__utmz||· Collects information about how and when a visitor hits our site for the first time.· Helps us to understand information such as the search engine used, the links clicked on, the keywords used and from where our site was accessed.· Is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||6 months from set/update|
|Google Analytics||__utmv||· Helps us to create custom variables to segment different groups of visitors and track their behaviour on our site; for example the time spent on our site, how many times videos are played, paused or replayed, how many search queries are performed and how many PDF documents are downloaded.· Is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_ga||· Helps us to distinguish users.||2 years|
|Google Analytics||_gat||· Helps us to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
How to manage and delete cookies
It is easy to manage or delete cookies. This can either be done manually or by using tools such as the Google Analytics opt-out add-on in your browser. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on can be downloaded at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To manually delete cookies:
To block cookies:
To customize cookie settings:
If you choose to block or delete our cookies, you will still be able to browse our site.
For further information on how to manage or delete cookies, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.