Cookie policy

RCP500 website


Cookies are text files of information, downloaded to your computer or mobile device. The information is stored in the form of a small data file written to your hard drive. These contain information which enables us to personalise your use of our website and present you with relevant content.

Cookies also enable us to analyse and improve the navigation and content of the website. Most browsers allow the user to control the cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If you disable cookies on your computer or device, some of the features of our website may be unavailable to you. 

On the RCP500 website, our primary use of cookies is to identify which web pages are accessed. This helps us to analyse and improve the navigation and content of the website.

We do this mostly through analytics services provided by Google Analytics.

Cookies used in the RCP500 website

The tables below describes the cookies being used in the website. As the website develops, cookie usage may change and this list will change - we will update this page to include any changes: 

Google analytics

_ga    2 years        Used to distinguish users
_gid    24 hours    Used to distinguish users
_gat    1 minute     Used to throttle request rate

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Drupal
Has_is    session         Used to indicate if the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled

Addthis module (ie the social sharing buttons)
__atuvc     2 years       
__atuvs     30 mins

These first party cookies are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site in order to make sure user sees the updated count if user shares a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated. No data from these cookies is sent back to AddThis.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information without first clearly asking for your express permission (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form).
  • Collect any sensitive information (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form).
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Further information on legislation on cookies, and their use.

See the Information Commissioner's Office guidelines
See AboutCookies.org 

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