Gloucestershire Rural Community Council

GRCC

Professional advice and support for Gloucestershire’s communities

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Our Cookie Policy

Cookies on the GRCC website and Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A 'cookie' is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever device you use to surf the Internet. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer, or to help provide a service that you request. 

How are Cookies used on grcc.org.uk?

The cookies we use at GRCC are there to enhance your experience of the site, or to allow you to perform the services you require. We do not use cookies to store information that identifies you as an individual, or pass information recorded in cookies to others. The table below lists the types of cookies used on the GRCC website.

What can you do?

We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve.  Alternatively, you can amend your web browser settings to prevent cookies, but this might affect your use and the functionality of this site and some features will not work if cookies are turned off or restricted.

To find out more about managing cookies on your device, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

We use Google Analytics cookies (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz) to hold information about your visit to our site. This helps us better identify those services that matter to you. If you do not wish us to do this, you may either remove these cookies, or opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser. This can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

A guide to commonly used cookies

Session Cookies

Session Cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server's pages.  They are usually removed when the browser is closed.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent Cookies are used to store user preferences. These changes make the site easier to navigate and/or lets user leave a part of the user's “personality” at the site.  These cookies expire after a certain period, or can be removed manually.

First Party

Cookies issued from the site you are visiting.  We use a number of suppliers to provide the services we offer, but the majority of cookies we place on your machine fall under this category.

Third Party

Cookies issued that are different from the site you are visiting e.g. a Twitter or Facebook feed on a page.

 

What cookies are used on grcc.org.uk?

 

Cookie Name

Cookie Description

Cookie Type/Length

__utmb
__utmc

Determining Visitor Session
Contains a unique visitor identifier

30 minutes from set/update

__utma

Identifying Unique Visitors
Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

__utmz

Tracking Traffic Sources and Navigation
Contains traffic source and information about referring keyword on website

6 months from set/update

__qca

Determining Visitor Session
Contains a unique visitor identifier

5 years from set/date

__utmb
__utmc

Determining Visitor Session
Contains a unique visitor identifier

30 minutes from set/update

__utma

Identifying Unique Visitors
Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

__utmz

Tracking Traffic Sources and Navigation
Contains traffic source and information about referring keyword or website.

6 months from set/update

sid

Identifying Unique Visitors
Contains a unique visitor identifier.

1 week from set/update

aka_debug

Used for storing user preferences
Determines which subjects a user prefers

Expires when the browser is closed

mc

From quantserve.com

Identifying Unique Visitors
Contains a Unique Visitor Identifier

18 months from set/update

TEXT_SIZE

Contains value of small, medium of large.

5 months from set/update