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Drupal

This website is built on the popular Drupal open source platform and uses a number of standard Drupal cookies in order to function fully. These are detailed below:

Name: SESSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (x represent a unique string of letters and numbers)

Purpose: This helps to maintain a user session, remembering any preferences as set by the user.

Content: unique string of randomly generated letters and numbers

Expires: when the user closes the browser

Name: has_js

Content: 1

Purpose: This enables Drupal to customise delivery of content according to whether this value is set or not.

Expires: when the user closes the browser

Google Analytics

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https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet

Name: _utma

Content: randomly generated number

Purpose: Determines if the current web browser in use has visited this website before. This is used to help determined for example how many repeat visits the website might get.

Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb

Content: randomly generated number

Purpose: Maintains a session for tracking user activity on the website.

Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc

Content: randomly generated number

Purpose: Used by earlier versions of Google Analytics. It is now depreciated but still created for backwards compatibility.

Expires: when user closes browser

Name: _utmz

Content: randomly generated number and code

Purpose: Stores information about how the page was reached (eg directly, via a link or organic search etc)

Expires: 6 months