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This statement provides an explanation of what cookies are, how our site uses them and what cookies we use. We try to do this in terms that can be understood by all users and not just those with a technical background.
What are cookies and why are they needed?
Cookies are small files that are stored by websites on your computer. A website may record in these files how you use its pages, as well as other general data. This data can then be used by the website to identify you and, in doing so, better tailor the experience provided to you.
What cookies do we use?
sgscol.ac.uk uses its own cookies, as well as those of third parties, such as social media sites, which may have content embedded in certain pages.
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics (gtag.js and analytics.js)Opt out of Google Analytics
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|_gid||1–2 years||Used by Google Analytics if enabled on your landing pages or forms. Read More|
|_gat||90 days||Facebook tracking cookie. Read More|
|AMP_TOKEN||1 year||Used by Google Tag Manager (GTM) if enabled on your landing pages or forms.|
|_gac_<property-id>||1 year||Used by tinyurl URL shortener when a tinyurl is used to link to your pages.|
Google Analytics (ga.js)
|__utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor-level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__ak||10 years||Set by our visitor tracking script. Used to help track a site visitor's session and help determine uniqueness between different visitors.|
|__ak_fp||90 days||Used to track a visitor's session across your web pages and help de-duplicating contacts on form submission.|
|__ak_pp||1 hour||Tracks the previous page a visitor visited on your website.|
|__ak_ppid||1 hour||Contains an ID for the previous page (date * random number).|
|__ak_pe||30 seconds||Tracks page exit time (duration visitor was on a page).|
|__ak_dnt||100 years||Set when the visitor-tracking script is told by the browser to not track a visitor. If present, then the visitor-tracking script will not send any data to our servers.|
|__utm-*-camp||1 year||Tracks previous UTM params for pages on the same campaigns to help determine conversion attribution.|
|__vuid-XXXX||1 year||MD5 hash of the page ID + the date. Helps determine if a view is unique or not.|
|click_akro_io_cookie||6 months||Contains a unique ID to help track visits to different click-tracking URLs. Contains what click-tracking URLs have been clicked, the date the cookie was created and the date it will expire.|
|akro_experiments||6 months||Cookie set when an experiment (A/B test) is active. Contains the date the cookie was created and the date it will expire, a flag to track if the visitor is included in the experiment and the ID of the page variant they should see on each return visit. A unique ID is also set to store their session (experiment settings).|
Akero (Third Party)
|__cfduid||1 year||Cloudflare||Protection against cyber attacks. Read More|
|_ga, _gid, _gat, _gat_UA-XXXXX-XX||1 - 2 years||Used by Google Analytics if enabled on your landing pages or forms. Read More|
|fr||90 days||Facebook tracking cookie. Read More|
|sf_uid||1 year||Used by Google Tag Manager (GTM) if enabled on your landing pages or forms.|
|tinyUUID||1 year||tinyurl.com||Used by tinyurl URL shortener when a tinyurl is used to link to your pages.|