Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our web pages utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our web site and your web experience. We may also analyse information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.

Use of Cookies
This site only uses Google Analytics cookies. These are small files that a website inserts on your hard-drive when you visit a website. The Google Analytics cookies are used to track visits to our site and your journey through it. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site may not work if you do so. By using and/or registering on our site, you agree to the use of cookies by us.

Cookies set by Google Analytics (analytics.js)

Cookie Name: _ga
Description: Used to distinguish users.
Expiration Time: 2 years.

Cookie Name: _gid
Description: Used to distinguish users.
Expiration Time: 24 hours.

Cookie Name: _gat
Description: Used to throttle request rate.
Expiration Time: 1 minute.

Cookie Name: AMP_TOKEN
Description: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Expiration Time: 30 seconds to 1 year.

Cookie Name: _gac_
Description: Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
Expiration Time: 90 days.

Cookies set by Google Analytics (ga.js)

Cookie Name: __utma
Description: 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.
Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.

Cookie Name: __utmt
Description: Used to throttle request rate.
Default Expiration Time: 10 minutes.

Cookie Name: __utmb
Description: 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.
Default Expiration Time: 30 mins from set/update.

Cookie Name: __utmc
Description: 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.
Default Expiration Time: End of browser session.

Cookie Name: __utmz
Description: 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.
Default Expiration Time: 6 months from set/update.

Cookie Name: __utmv
Description: 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 _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.

If you wish for your visit to our site NOT be tracked, send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic.

The Alexander Partnership does not use any other cookies on its website.