There are a variety of cookies used on the at800 and DMSL websites, mostly to improve the user experience and help us tailor content to user need.
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back.
We use Google Analytics to track anonymous data about visitors that use our site. This is in order to help us improve usability and deliver relevant content. If you are not comfortable with this in any way we advise you to refrain from using the website.
What cookies are in place?
- ‘__utma’ – This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. (The record of visits is deleted after after two years).
- ‘__utmb’ – A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. (Expires after 30 minutes).
- ‘__utmc’ – A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. (Expires at end of session).
- ‘__utmz’ – This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. (Expires at end of session).
When you visit the at800 or DMSL website, your visit is tracked as a session. A Google Analytics user ID code is generated at each session. DMSL will disassociate the user ID from the session after 14 months. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website – Click Here.
More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website – Click Here
Most browsers will enable you to manage your cookies preferences e.g. have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or use it to disable cookies altogether. If you do decide to disable or delete them altogether some sites won’t work as well as they rely on cookies to provide you with the service you have requested.
10 May 2018