When you browse our website, we collect ‘cookies’ to help us understand more about how our site is used by visitors, and to develop and enhance our services to you.
A ‘cookie’ is a bit of information kept on your computer. It tells us things like what device you’re using and what pages you click on.
The table below lists the cookies that this website may issue:
|Cookie||What it is used for||Expires|
|_ga||These cookies are used for Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.||2 years|
|_gid||This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||1 day|
|1p_JAR||This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||7 days|
|Size, contrast||If you choose to resize the text or enhance the colour contrast on our website, these cookies are used to remember your preferred settings. They allow you to look around our website without having to reset the text size or contrast on each new page you visit. They are session cookies, which means they are removed from your device when you close your browser window.|
|ident||If you decide to register or login on our website, we will issue this cookie to keep you logged in as you navigate from page to page.|
|identu||This cookie makes it easier for you to login on return visits to our website. Your username will automatically appear in the login box and you just need to enter your password to login.|
|Cookie||Originator||What it is used for||Expires|
|This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.||2 years from set/update|
|_utmb||The B and C cookies work together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site||30 minutes from set/update|
|_utmc||When the user exits the browser|
|_utmv||This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||0 days|
To improve user experience, we allow you to share pages of our website via social networking sites, such as Facebook. We may also display content from other websites, such as YouTube or Google maps, on our web pages. Please note that you may be sent cookies from these other websites. We do not control these cookies and advise you to check the relevant third-party privacy policies to find out more about the cookies they use and how to manage them.
The table below lists the third party cookies (issued by other websites) which appear on the Environment Centre’s website.
|Cookie||Originator||What the cookie is used for (where known)||Expires|
|APISID, HSID, NID, SID, SIDCC, PREF||.Google.com||These cookies are various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.
A unique reference is given to each computer to allow analysis of requests to Google Maps. Data is only used for overall visitor analysis.
|IDE||Doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year|
|test_cookie||Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||End of session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, LOGIN_INFO, HSID, APISID, SIG, PREF||YouTube.com||This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos. There are some third party cookies associated with the Youtube videos which we embed in our site. These cookies are used to remember your previous selections or preferred settings made when looking at information or using a service. Google use information collected from cookies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of their services. For example, by saving your language preferences, Google will be able to provide you with their services in your preferred language.
|6 months to 10 years|
|SERVERID, _cookie_id, qca||Slideshare.net||We use slideshare to share presentations from our events; Slideshare uses the listed session ID cookies to enable certain features of the site, to better understand how you interact with the site and to monitor aggregate usage by visitors and web traffic routing on the site.
|At end of session|
|_twitter_sess||.Twitter.com, twitter.com||Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.
|datr, locale, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref||Facebook.com||Facebook uses these cookies to enable certain features, and study how visitors use their services.||Up to 2 years|
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, these sites can provide more information on how to do this:
Get in touch with us about your data
You can contact us at any time and ask us:
Please contact us at email@example.com
If you want to make a complaint
If you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your data, you can make a complaint.
You can also raise your concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office.