Cookie Policy

APHC Cookie Policy – What Are Cookies?

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.

For this reason, cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user’s website session. A web server uses cookies to collect data about a given browser, along with the information requested and sent by the browser’s operator (the visitor). Cookies do not identify people, but rather they are defined themselves by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser.

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

Google Analytics tracking (and most web tracking software) uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about visitors to a website so that services can be improved. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about you.

For more information on the information outlined in our cookie policy or on the cookie set by Google Analytics, including information on how to opt out please go to:

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