cookies

When you visit my site, the pages that you look at, and a short text file called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. A cookie is used to store small amounts of information. This information is collected for tracking purposes only. The cookie does not contain personal details.

I use Google Analytics to collect visitor data and analyse traffic on my site. This information helps me understand my readers’ interests and helps me make decisions regarding to design and content. If you are not comfortable with Google Analytics then you can install a Google plugin to prevent Analytics collecting any data from you on any site you visit.

The cookies set by Google Analytics are as follows:

COOKIE TYPE DURATION DESCRIPTION
_utma Persistent 2 years unique visitor cookie
_utmb Persistent 30 minutes or the end of the day if sooner session cookie
_utmv Persistent 2 years visitor segmentation cookie
_utmx Persistent 2 years Google Analytics Content Experiment cookie
_utmz Persistent 6 months campaign cookie