Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Dorset LEP’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties may use cookies, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

A cookie is a tiny data file, which is stored on your computer within the web browser, when certain web pages are visited. A cookie does not contain or collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser; it can give information to facilitate a more user friendly service such as detecting errors. A cookie will not harm your computer and no personally identifiable information is stored from the use of this site.

There are two types of cookie:

Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How we use cookies

We use cookies on our website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies to your preference. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

We use cookies on our website:

  • To recognise a computer when a user visits the website
  • Track users as they navigate the website
  • Improve the website's usability
  • Analyse the use of the website
  • Administer the website
  • Prevent fraud
  • Improve the security of the website
  • Personalise the website for our users

We use Google Analytics to analyse the usage of our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about website use. You can find more information about Google Analytics in Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy   How to reject or delete this cookie.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

Cookies list

Cookie

Name

Purpose

PHPSESSID

Used to distinguish users

This cookie is essential for our site to allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

XSRF-TOKEN

Cross-site request forgery block

This cookie is essential for our site to avoid any cross-site attacks or exploits where unauthorized commands are transmitted from a user that the web application trusts, more information is available from here

JSESSIONID

Used to distinguish users

This cookie is essential for our site to allow us to monitor the performance of the underlying code and stores a session identifier used by our performance solution New Relic, more information is available from here.

_ga

Used to distinguish users

This cookie allows us to track and monitor how users are using the site and stores a session identifier used by our analytics solution Google Analytics, more information is available from here.

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

This cookie allows us to track and monitor how users are using the site and stores a session identifier used by our analytics solution Google Analytics, more information is available from here.

_gat

Used to throttle request rate

This cookie is used to throttle requests and is used by our analytics solution Google Analytics, more information is available from here.

_gac_

Contains campaign related information for the user

This cookie is used to monitor campaign performance and is used by our analytics solution Google Analytics, more information is available from here.

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