An HTTP cookie – commonly referred to as just “cookie” – is a parcel of text sent back and forth between a web browser and the server it accesses. Its original purpose was to provide a state management mechanism between a web browser and a web server. Without a cookie (or a similar solution), a web server cannot distinguish between different users, or determine any relationship between sequential page visits made by the same user.
Cookies Set for Web Analytics
APHC uses a third party service – ‘Google Analytics’ – to gather data regarding the usage of the APHC website. APHC then uses this information to help improve the services it provides to its UK visitors and non-UK visitors.
The cookies that are set by Google Analytics can be identified on your computer as follows:
|google analytics||_utmb||30 minutes|
|google analytics||_utma||2 years|
|google analytics||_utmz||6 months|
|google analytics||_utmc||Not set|
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