Cookies used on SurreyCommunity.info

Cookies on SurreyCommunity.info

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer. A cookie will typically contain:

  • the name of the website from which the cookie has come
  • an expiry date (after which it is no longer used)
  • some data (often a randomly generated number)

Cookies are used by websites so that they can treat you as an individual. For example they can be used to:

  • remember if you have logged in
  • remember options that you select (so that you don't have to reselect the options each time you visit)
  • differentiate you from other visitors - a shopping site may use cookies to make sure the items in your shopping basket remain seperate from the items in other visitors' shopping baskets.

Does SurreyCommunity.info use cookies?

Yes, this site does use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To collect statistics about how the site is used. We use this information when planning for the future and developing the site.
  • To store some information when you move between pages (for example, when you register or apply for a site).
  • To know if you are logged in and, optionally, to remember you between visits (so when you return you will see the members or admin options that you are used to - when you use them, you will be asked to log in again).

The cookies are not used to gather personal information and store no personal data. We cannot use the cookies to tell us who you are nor track your individual use of the site.

The table below lists the cookies we use, their purpose and when they expire. 

Name Purpose Expiry date
ad_session_id

Used to remember information that you have entered when you move between certain pages (such as when registering or when applying for a site).

The cookie is also used to determine if you are logged in and actively using the system.

20 minutes
ad_user_login Set when you log in. If you don't select 'remember my login' when logging in the cookie expires at the end of your session.

Jan 31 2035
or
End of session

poll_<poll id number> Set when you answer a poll on a SurreyCommunity site. Each poll will set an individual cookie. January 1 2035
__utma Google Analytics
Allows us to monitor how the site is used and so develop the site to meet visitors' needs.
2 years
__utmb Google Analytics
Allows us to monitor how the site is used and so develop the site to meet visitors' needs.
30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics
Allows us to monitor how the site is used and so develop the site to meet visitors' needs.
End of session
__utmz Google Analytics
Allows us to monitor how the site is used and so develop the site to meet visitors' needs.
6 months
Doubleclick cookies Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
Allows us to monitor how the site is used and so develop the site to meet visitors' needs.
 Variable

 

Sites hosted on SurreyCommunity.info may include embedded content from third party sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook etc. Some of these third party sites may also set cookies. 

Enabling or disabling cookies

We recommend that you allow all cookies set by this site as they help us provide you with a better service. If you decide to disable our cookies then you may not be able to login or access certain parts of the website.

You can find information about how to enable or disable cookies on the About Cookies website.

Google provides a browser add-on to prevent data being collected by Google Analytics. You can also use Google's Ads Settings to opt out of Doubleclick cookies used by Google Analytics for Display Advertising or to customise the Google Display Network ads displayed to you.

If you have questions or concerns about how cookies are used on this site, you can contact us.