Cookies are files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device as you browse on our website. They can be used to improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings (e.g. preventing you from entering the same information multiple times when filling in an online form) or tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs, or to provide information that is relevant to you.
Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.
This information explains what cookies we use on for CollabMap, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. "functionality" or "performance" cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie.
The difference is that:
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to run the website or enable you to receive a service that you have requested on a website. For example, cookies to operate online shopping baskets, do your internet banking or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We do not use any strictly necessary cookies on our website.
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.
Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a "persistent cookie" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Google Analytics creates these cookies to track anonymous information about how visitors use a website. We use this information to provide clients with information about the performance of their CollabMap. No personal information is captured in this process as the cookies only collect statistical information such as the number of visitors to our website, how they arrived there (i.e. via a Google search or another website), whether it is a first-time or return visit and which web pages were visited. For more information, click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
_utma and _utmz are persistent cookies used for functional reasons.
_utmb is a session cookie used for functional reasons.
The _who cookie is used to identify the user so that they can see their own comments in the map, agree/disagree with each comment and have access to pre-fill functionality (previously entered details in the comment form) if they make more than one comment in the map. No personal information is captured in this process.
_who is a persistent cookie used for functional reasons.
The _headerAboutControlOn is used to determine if the user has previously visited the CollabMap. If they have not yet been to the site the introductory ‘pop up’ will show. If they have already visited the CollabMap this will not automatically show.
_headerAboutControlOn is a persistent cookie used for functional reasons
The _startControlOn is used to determine if the user has previously visited the CollabMap. If they have not yet been to the site the start menu ‘pop up’ will show after the introductory screen. If they have already visited the CollabMap this will not automatically show.
_startControlOn is a persistent cookie used for functional reasons.