Use of cookies on the AoC website

What are cookies

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).

Cookies are created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies. Cookies are commonly used to help the user’s browsing experience and provide more information about the user’s experience and interests. This information is generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant and useful during future visits.

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.

How does AoC use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our services and to provide increased functionality when you are using our services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our websites and our services.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings (where possible) to refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies as soon you visit our websites or access other services. If you have switched off cookies then some of the functionality of our services may not be available to you.

The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.

List of cookies on AoC website

has_js
Allows the server to know if it can depend upon javascript. Set to “1” if user has javascript enabled by whichever page a visitor arrives on.

SESS#######
Two are set on any page once a visitor has logged in or interacts with a form. They identify you to the server to keep you logged in.

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight
Users will see this when they interact with any drag and drop form elements.

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Set by Google Analytics. These anonymously track the use of the website. These cookies are set or updated on any page visited. Several cookies are set but all serve the same purpose of how people reached the site and used it including search terms used and referring sites. Please see this page for more information.
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage