Cookies are small files of letters and numbers downloaded on to a device when you
access certain websites.
to monitor activity on our site and collect no personal information.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below.
This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site
from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator,
and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new
is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors
to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is
provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity
and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
2 years from set/update.
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When
a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this
cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is
established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie
is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long
as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when
a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify
the default length of a user session with the
30 minutes from set/update.
This cookie is no longer used by the
ga.js tracking code to determine
Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the
to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards
compatibility purposes with sites still using the
code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits
the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the
ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie
in relation to a new or expired session.
This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site,
whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such
as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns
and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view
to your site.
6 months from set/update.
Google Analytics cookies can be blocked in a number of different ways. Google offers
an opt-out browser add-on for most modern web browsers, available
, or cookies can be disabled directly within your browser.
Blocking Google Analytics cookies will provide no reduced service to you, but we
will be unable to improve our services based on detailed information captured about
your experience online.