What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while they use a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.
Cookies cannot be programmed or carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer.
This information is only used by the internal team and will not be passed to any third party organisation.
What cookies does Tarvos collect?
Tarvos have carried out a cookie audit of our site and created the tables below, so that you can view all of the cookies our site uses; their type and their purpose.
|_utma (Google)||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||Two years from set/update|
|_utmb (Google)||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.||30 mintues from set/update|
|for longer than 30 minutes.|
|_utmz (Google)||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view.||Six months from set/update|
|CFID & CFTOKEN (Tarvos)||Also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.||The end of the session|
|JSessionID (Tarvos)||Also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.||The end of the session|
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to restrict or block cookies on our site, or other websites you visit, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.
When did the law change and who enforces it?
The original EU legislation, now known as the E-Privacy Directive was published in 2003 and implemented as European Directive 2002/58/EC. In 2009 the Directive was amended by Directive 2009/136/EC that included a requirement to seek consent for cookies and similar technologies.
The EU Directive entered UK law on 26th May 2011 and is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who decided to enforce this legislation from 26th May 2012. More information about the ICO can be found at www.ico.gov.uk