A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise pages on our Website, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the customised features.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (see below ‘Refusing Cookies’). URM keeps track of the website and pages you visit, in order to determine what portion of our website is the most popular or most used.
Cookies we use
Our website runs using CookieScript, and CookieScript’s tracking code sets the following cookies when you visit our website:
This cookie name is generally associated with use as a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft ASP based technologies. The structure of the cookie name is a common root - ASPSESSIONID, followed by a series of unique letters. It is usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
(Expires: None. Session cookie)
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
(Expires: 2 years)
This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.
(Expires: 1 day)
This cookie is part of Google Analytics and is used to limit requests (throttle request rate).
(Expires: 1 minute)
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
In Edge, you can block some or all cookies by clicking “Settings”, “Advanced Settings” and choose your preference under Cookies.
Blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of our website.