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Cookies

There are two types of Cookie:

Session Cookie

Session Cookies are temporary. They allow OD to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent Cookie

These cookies are set on your first visit to the OD website. They last longer than the duration of your stay and are used to help us understand which parts of our sites are regularly visited and how we can improve the service we deliver.

Functions

Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorised as follow: ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, ‘performance’ cookies, ‘functionality’ cookies and ‘targeting’ or ‘advertising’ cookies.  OD will use the term ‘Targeting’ when describing this function.

Strictly Necessary

Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to navigate around the OD website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or the shopping basket. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Performance

Performance cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors our visitors navigate the OD website; they don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to improve your user experience of our website.

Functionality

Functional cookies allow our visitors to customise how our website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions.  On other websites they can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.

Targeting

Targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions.

Cookies We Use

The following table lists the Cookies we use on the OD website and provides the cookie name, type, function, expiry time and purpose.

Cookie Name

Type

Function

Duration

Purpose

__utmb

Persistent

Performing

Expires in 30 minutes. (Each pageview refreshes it.)

This is how Google Analytics decides whether a visit has timed out and also how deep a visit has gotten. It stores the number of pageviews in the current visit and the start time of the visitor's current visit.

__utmz

Persistent

Performing

Expires in 6 months (only refreshed when the traffic source changes)

This is the traffic source cookie. It contains all of the traffic source information for the current visit, if it was different from the previous visit. If no traffic source information can be found for the current visit, the cookie is not changed.

__utmc

Session

Performance

End of Session

Its only purpose is to register that the visit ended if the browser gets closed.

__utmt

Session

Performance

10 minutes

This is a temporary cookie used by Google Analytics.  Used to throttle request rate. 

__utma

Persistent

Performing

2 years from set/update. With each new visit, the expiration date is refreshed

This is the main way Google Analytics tracks unique visitors. Stored in this cookie is a unique visitor ID, the date and time of their first visit, the time their current visit started and the total number of visits they have made.

.ASPXANONYMOUS

Persistent

Strictly Necessary

70 Days

This cookie is issued by ASP.NET and contains a unique ID to help recognise when an anonymous user attempts to log in. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.

__RequestVerificationToken

Session

Strictly Necessary

End of Session

This cookie is issued by ASP.NET and is necessary for the site security.

language

Session

Strictly Necessary

End of Session

This cookie is issued by our Content Management System and is necessary for site functionality

dnn_IsMobile

Session

Strictly Necessary

End of Session

This cookie is issued by our Content Management System and is necessary for site functionality

 

We log visitors' domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies (or disabling future cookies) you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the site.

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.