What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device 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. By understanding how people use the Assembly’s websites, we can make improvements to the navigation and content to make the site better and easier to access. A full list of cookies in use across our websites are listed below.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
These cookies are used to help us understand how visitors use our websites. Collected data is used to generate regular reports on website usage and helps us to improve the user experience of all our websites. The data gives us insight into the number of users that use our websites and how they arrived there. No personal identifiable information is stored or accessible to us through the service provided by Google i.e. the information is collected in an anonymous form.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For further information on the analytic cookies please visit Google’s information pages.
Cookie Expires Purpose
_utma 24 months Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmb 30 minutes Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmc End of browser session this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
_utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
_utmz 6 months Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_ga 24 months Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
Links to other sites
We regularly link to other websites.