1.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a sequence of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. For example, cookies allow users to login to their account without having to input their username and password every time they access the service. Most cookies are created for convenience.
1.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (which is set by the server) unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. On the other hand, a session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, which is usually when the web browser is closed.
1.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
2. Cookies Used
2.1 Cookies that are used in the Site are as follows:
|Service Provider||Cookie Name||Expiration||Use|
|Google Analytics||_utma||2 years from set/update||Used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|Google Analytics||_utmb||30 mins from set/update||Used to determine new sessions/visits.|
|Google Analytics||_utmc||End of browser session||This cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|Google Analytics||_utmt_UA-99993787-1||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|Google Analytics||_utmz||6 months from set/update||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site|
|Google Analytics||_utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.|