Use of Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you.

Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

The cookies we use

ePROVIDE™ cookies

These cookies are necessary to the functioning of the website. You cannot disable these cookies.

Cookie name

Description

eZSESSID_mrtSession

Used for users’ sessions

hasConsent

Used to display the EU cookie law banner and tracking acceptance.

Third-party cookies

These cookies are used to draw up statistics allowing us to offer you a more enjoyable visit.

The cookies used on our site do not contain any personal information so it cannot link you as a person to any name or surname.

Cookie name

Description

_gat

Used to throttle request rate

_ga

Used to distinguish users

__utma

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.

__utmt

Used to throttle request rate

__utmb

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.

__utmc

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.

__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

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.

Authorise or block cookies?

Most internet browsers are automatically configured to accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to authorise or block cookies, or set your preference directly from the cookie banner displayed on your first visit.