Cookies

Cookie NameDescription
__utmaThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
__utmbThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
__utmcThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
__utmtThis cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
__utmzThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site – so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_dc_gtm_UA-XXXXXX-XThis cookie pattern is related to the _gat cookie pattern that is also usually deployed by Google. The _gat cookie pattern is used to throttle the request rate; if Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, the cookie root changes to _dc_gtm_
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
bb_lastactivityThis is a cookie assicoated with the community forum platform by vBulletin, which provides user forum functionality for websites. It records activity of a logged in user.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality
bb_lastvisitThis is a cookie assicoated with the community forum platform by vBulletin, which provides user forum functionality for websites. Records activity of a logged in user.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality
bb_sessionhashThis is a cookie assicoated with the community forum platform by vBulletin, which provides user forum functionality for websites. Records activity of a logged in user.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality