Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How we use cookies

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Description Purpose
Cookie Control civicCookieControl Saves your cookie opt-in or opt-out preference. Records whether or not visitors have seen a message about cookies being used on the site, as part of compliance with EU cookie laws. Strictly Necessary
Google Analytics _utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. Performance
Google Analytics _utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. Performance
Google Analytics _utmc This cookie is used to determine the traffic source. Performance
Google Analytics _utmt Used to throttle request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites Performance
Google Analytics _utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Performance

Managing cookies in your browser

Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you.

In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust.