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|_ga||Performance||2 years||This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It 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 site's analytics reports.|
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|_hjTLDTest||Necessary||Session||When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.|
|_hjFirstSeen||Necessary||30 minutes||The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of your user journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.|
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|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||Necessary||30 minutes||The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of your user journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.|
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Measuring website usage (Matomo)
Our website uses Matomo to gather usage information which helps us understand how the website is being used and identify areas for improvement. Matomo is an open-source analytics tool and an alternative to Google Analytics. You can find out more about Matomo on their website: https://matomo.org/about. Matomo respects any ‘do not track’ settings in your web browser.
|_pk_ref||Used to store the attribution information, the referrer initially used to visit the website||6 months|
|_pk_cvar||Short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit||30 minutes|
|_pk_id||Used to store a few details about the user such as their unique visitor ID||13 months|
|_pk_ses||Short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit||30 minutes|
|mtm_cookie_consent||Records you have consented to Matomo tracking your activities||30 years|
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NB: Cookie guidance wording adapted from gov.uk, shared under the Open Government License.