What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit.
They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Some of the cookies we use are essential in order for parts of the website to operate. In the table below we have given a description and purpose for each cookie we use.
We use information derived from cookies in order to:
- compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help us to improve our website and online services.
- facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website.
- ascertain whether the website is operating effectively.
- personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.
In your web browser you can control which types of cookies you allow. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser’s settings. You can also delete cookies and clear your browser’s cache (history).
Learn more about how to manage cookies.
- PHPSESSID – Enables the website to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie.
- __utma (General) – This stores the amount of visits, the time of your first visit, the previous visit, and your current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.
- __utmb (General) – This checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.
- __utmc (General) – Same as above.
- __utmt (General) – Temporary cookie limiting the collection of data on our website. It expires after 10 minutes.
- __utmz (General) – This necessary performance cookie stores information on where you came from (eg. search engine, search keyword, link)