Use of cookies on the EIDC website

When we provide web services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example, enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task; recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested; measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Information collected is not shared with other organisations.

Cookies used on our website

First-party cookies

These cookies are used to remember selections or preferences that you've already made when using our website.

Name Purpose Expires
JSESSIONID Used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server At the end of a session (when you close your browser)
has_js Used to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript At the end of a session (when you close your browser)
_agreedcookiepolicy Indicates that user has agreed to accept cookies One year
SSO_CEH Used by internal web editors to sign in to our editing system  
__cfduid Identifies individual clients behind a shared IP address in order to apply security settings on a per-client basis At the end of a session (when you close your browser)
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight Used to handle the consistent navigation of tabbed pages and forms across a range of different browsers. It is set when you use pages where information appears in tabbed format. One year

Google Analytics

This site uses the Google Analytics service. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This allows us to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Used to distinguish between users and sessions Two years
_utmb Used to determine new sessions and visits Thirty minutes
_utmc Used in combination with the __utmb to identify new sessions / visits for returning visitors At the end of a session (when you close your browser)
_utmt Used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites Ten minutes
_utmz Used to identify the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site Six months
_gali Automatically differentiates between multiple links to the same URL on a single page At the end of a session (when you close your browser)
_gat Used to throttle request rate One minute

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to their information.

Other third-party services

The EIDC website includes embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends and colleagues through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook or Twitter. These sites may set a cookie if you click through. UKCEH does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Further information

Your web browser has settings which allow you to manage these small files yourself by removing or blocking cookies. Learn more about them through advice on the AboutCookies website.