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Cookies are used on this site for two main purposes. We use a "SouthLakelandMind" cookie to track that you have seen the message informing you of our cookie policy and that we are using cookies. Secondly, we use Google Analytics to track visitors on the site so we can better understand what they find useful so that we can improve the site in the future. Google Analytics uses a variety of cookies to track useful information which is then securely reported back to ourselves.

What we use cookies for...
  • Tracking you have seen the cookie policy message
  • How long you stay on the site
  • Which pages you visit
  • If you are a new visitor or a returning visitor
  • How you came to the site (e.g. via a search engine, directly by typing in the name of the site or using a bookmark or favourite or by some form of social media, etc)
What we do not use cookies for...
  • Identifying you as an individual
  • Identifying or storing any personal information
  • Identifying any personal preferences for services or content
  • Passing on any information to third parties

The following technical information describes how these cookies are configured for use on the site.

"SouthLakelandMind" cookie
This cookie is configured as follows:
  • Content: AcceptedCookieMessage=True
    (tracks that user has seen the cookie message)
  • Expires: 1 year
    (the cookie will expire in one year and will be removed by the browser)
Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics uses the following cookies:
  • Cookie Name: _ga
    (Used to distinguish users. 2 years expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: _gid
    (Used to distinguish users. 24 hours expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: _gat
    (Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: AMP_TOKEN
    (Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 30 seconds to 1 year expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: _gac_<property-id>
    (Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. 90 days expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: __utma
    (Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expiration time is 2 years from set/update.)
  • Cookie Name: __utmt
    (Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: __utmb
    (Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update expiration time.)
  • Cookie Name: __utmc
    (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. Expiration time is end of browser session.)
  • Cookie Name: __utmz
    (Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expiration time is 6 months from set/update.)
  • Cookie Name: __utmv
    (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. Expiration time is 2 years from set/update.)
Further information on Google Analytics can be found on the Google Analytics website