CTC Cookies Policy
- What are cookies?
- How do we categorize cookies?
- What cookies do CTC use?
- What cookies do third parties use?
- What can you do?
- Further information
1. What are cookies?
Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are stored in the memory or the hard disk of your device. A device could be your computer, mobile phone, tablet or any other device you use to access the internet.
They are used by us to help our users navigate this website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website.
We don't use any of our cookies to collect personal information about you, only anonymous information.
Please note that not all the cookies on our website are set by us. We have listed these separately for your convenience.
3. How do we categorize cookies?
Cookies on the CTC website can be split into the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. These cookies:
- Identify your computer so that any page changes, item or data selection is remembered
These cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website.
These cookies aren't essential but they provide us with useful anonymous information about how people use our website, allowing us to make improvements that will enhance your user experience. These cookies:
- Obtain statistics about how our website is used such as which pages are visited most often, how users found our website and why they left
- Evaluate website performance
- Identify what content is popular and what content isn’t
For further reading please refer to the ICC UK Cookie Guide (April 2012).
4. What cookies do CTC use?
The cookies are listed below and are classified by the ICO cookie categorization.
Cookies: The session ID (for example SESSd8058c1948956951f983ca614c31e7ff),
Classification: Strictly necessary
Type: Session Cookie
Classification: Strictly necessary
Cookies: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Description: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We do not collect any personally identifiable information.
Further Information: www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
5. What cookies do third parties use?
We use a variety of widely-used social media tools and external applications to enhance your interaction with this website - for example, we sometimes embed videos from YouTube. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites.
We have no direct control over the content of the cookies they create, the use made of any data collected, or the security of that data. These third parties may collect information about your visit to our website, and they may use this with other data in order to serve advertising which may be more relevant to you. Some visitors may see this use of data as intrusive to some degree.
Cookies: uit, loc, di, dt, uid, uvc, psc, user_segment, bt
Description: We use the AddThis sharing button on some of our pages to enable our visitors to share information with friends and acquaintances.
Cookies: c_user, datr, fr ,locale, lu, s, xs
Description: We use the Facebook like button on some of our pages to enable our visitors to add CTC to their Facebook profile.
Flickr / Yahoo
Cookies: BX, B
Description: We use Flickr to provide embedded content that is displayed on our site.
Cookies: NID, PREF
Description: We use Google Maps to provide embedded mapping content that is displayed in the site.
Description: We use OpenX to manage and serve adverts on our website and collect anonymous performance statistics.
Cookies: _twitter_sess; guest_id; k; original_referer
Description: These cookies are used by Twitter to provide embedded content that is displayed in the site.
Cookies: use-hitbox, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF
Description: These cookies are used by YouTube to provide embedded videos that are displayed in the site.
6. What can you do?
Users with a registered account on the CTC website can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by following these steps:
1. Login to the website.
2. Select My Account from the User Menu found towards the top right of the website.
3. Click on the Edit tab.
4. Scroll down to the section called Google Analytics Configuration.
5. Untick the Enable user tracking option.
7. Further information
If you would like further independent information about cookies then please visit www.aboutcookies.org.