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The cookies we use are:

 

Cookies Set By SiteAnalyze

 

SiteAnalyze web analytics cookie: this cookie is used to help record your use of this website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on our website.

 

Name

Description

Expiration

nmstat

This SiteAnalyze cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

1,000 days after your last visit.

 


 

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

The Google Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

 

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below. A default configuration and use of Google Analytics sets only the first 4 cookies in the table.

Name

Description

Expiration

__utma

This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view.

2 years from set/update.

__utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. 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 minutes from set/update.

__utmc

This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. In particular, this cookie is not provided with an expiration date, so it expires when the user exits the browser.

Not set.

__utmz

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 own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

6 months from set/update.

 


 

 

Cookies Set By SOCITM/ROL

The Socitm (Society of IT Management) Insight Website take-up service uses cookies to determine whether a customer has participated in the WTS survey on a subscriber’s website or has rejected taking part.

 

The only use made of the cookies is to prevent customers being invited to participate multiple times in the same survey.

 

If a user has cookies turned off then the system will never invite them to participate in the survey.

 

The system places multiple cookies, all of which only contain a true or false value. In all cases the last character (x) refers to the version of the survey, currently 7.

 

SOCITM/ROL survey sets the following cookies as described in the table below.

 

Name

Description

Expiration

Socitm_include_me(x)

Indicates that a customer has accepted the survey and is either in the process of completing it or has completed it. The customer will not be asked to participate in this version of the survey again.

1 Year

Socitm_exclude_me(x)

Indicates that a customer has rejected the survey and will not be invited to participate in this version of the survey again until the cookie expires. This cookie is also placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate but detects the socitm_include_me(x) cookie while doing so and does not present the survey as a result.

1 Year

Socitm_exclude_alt(x)

Indicates that a customer should be excluded from an alternate survey. This cookie is placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate in an alternate/additional survey but detects the socitm_include_me(x) cookie while doing so and does not present the alternate survey as a result.

Dependent on cookie present on device.

 


 

Cookies Set By ReadSpeaker

The ReadSpeaker service on our website will read out content to you on any given page.

 

The ReadSpeaker services sets the following cookies as described in the table below . All of these options can be modified by the visitor in the settings menu of ReadSpeaker with Embedded highlighting.

 

Name

Description

Expiration

ReadSpeakerHL

Stores the users "Highlighting option" choice

expires after 100 hours (4.16 days).

ReadSpeakerHLicon

Stores the users "display icon" choice

expires after 100 hours (4.16 days).

ReadSpeakerHLspeed

Stores the users "speed" choice

expires after 100 hours (4.16 days)