What Cookies Are
- A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing.
- Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user's browsing activity.
- We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
- Google Analytics stores information about:
- The pages you visit.
- Where you accessed the page from (Geolocation)
- How long you spend on each page.
- How you got to the site.
- What you click on while you’re visiting the site.
- We don’t collect or store your personal information, so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. And we don’t allow Google to use or share the data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
- Universal Analytics
- _ga & _gid - This helps us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before.
- _gat - Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.
- Google Analytics
- _utma - Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to our site or to a certain page.
- _utmb - This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site.
- _utmc - This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser.
- _utmz - This tells us how you reached our site (for example from another website or a search engine).