What are cookies?
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
On Participation Cymru’s website, cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Below you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the www.participationcymru.org.uk website and how to reject or delete those cookies.
How to control and delete cookies
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Participation Cymru website. WCVA use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see below.
List of the main Participation Cymru cookies
This is a list of the main cookies set by the www.participationcymru.org.uk website, and what each is used for.
|_utma||This is written the first time visitor visits the site. Updated with each visit.||Helps identify the unique visitors.||2 years from last update|
|_utmb||Session cookie that is updated with each page view or event.||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site||30 mins after the last update/visitor inactivity|
|_utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the site. The cookie is updated with each page view.||It is used to calculate traffic drivers e.g. search engine traffic, ad campaigns and navigation within the site||6 months from set/update|
|_utmv||This cookie stores the custom variable information that you set in your code.||It is used to set and pass custom variable information to Google Analytics server.||2 years from set/update|
|_utmx||This is a Google Website Optimizer (GWO) cookie and won’t show up if the site is not using GWO.||The cookie stores the variation a particular visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so that the visitor continues to see same variation in each his/her visit.||2 years from set/update|