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cookies policy

Cookie Policy

By accessing and using our website you agree to the terms of this policy. Please read this policy carefully so you know what cookies are used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that are sent to your computer, tablet or phone by websites that you visit. They are then stored on your hard drive until you delete them.

Cookies are widely used to make websites work or improve the way the website works. They cannot be used to identify you personally. You can get more information about cookies and how to manage their use from the Information Commissioner’s Office (external link, opens in new window).

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your experience when you visit our website. For example, cookies tell us whether you have visited the site before or whether you are a new visitor. They also help us measure how people use our website so we can improve the way we provide information.

What types of cookies do we use?

1. Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our website, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or how the website will perform.

2. Functional cookies
Functional cookies are used to provide services or remember your preferences to improve your experience of using the website. An example of where a functional cookie is used is if you choose to increase the text size using our accessibility options.

3. Analytical Cookies
Cookies also help us to anonymously analyse how users interact with our site so we can make improvements, known here as ‘analytical cookies’. This information is generally used to make content and information about our services more relevant and useful during future visits. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone through the use of Google Analytics. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website and do not collect personal information.

Cookies set by third parties

If you go to a page on our website that contains embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites. The main way we use embedded content on the Brandon website is YouTube videos.  We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the third party website for their own cookie policies.

Cookie Name

Default Expiration Time

Description

__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

6 months from set/update

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.

__utmv

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVarmethod. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

How To Delete Cookies

Bing

Watch a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46HRbhsMPMM

Google Chrome

Watch a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O5KwGLA9mE

Firefox

Watch a video here  https://youtu.be/1Bn2bFvYfNE?si=a4awNFlRznbTjWor

Safari

Watch a video here https://youtu.be/bK8iVmPOFJw?si=-q14rQEvV8kYHXWs

Further Reading 
Information about cookies. Useful information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org