Cookies Policy

This page describes Jacobs Allen’s Cookie Policy, which applies to this website. If you do not accept this cookies policy please do not use this website.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a small amount of data specific to a particular user and website and can be accessed either by the server upon which a website is hosted or by the users internet browser.

How does this website use Cookies?

For the vast majority of this website’s function, no cookies are used. However, this site does use Google Analytics to track user interaction with the site’s pages and Google Analytics does use cookies (see below).

What cookies does this website use?

To monitor website traffic and content usage behaviour we employ Google Analytics which sets the following four cookies. All four of these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors arrived at the site, how they use the website and it’s content and how they leave site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The data collected is in an anonymous form. No personal information is collected. For more information, visit the Google Privacy Policy page (Note, this applies to all of Google services, not just Google Analytics).

Cookie name Expires
_utma After two years.
_utmb After 30 minutes
_utmc When the browsing session ends.
_utmz After six months.

This website is based on the popular WordPress content management system. This system handles all of this website’s backend functionality and user login. Therefore, users that have been granted a login account for this website will also have the following cookies created and set on their web browser.

{hash} indicates a value that has been encrypted using an MD5 hash.
{userID} indicates a unique system identification number assigned to all user account holders of this website.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
wordpress_{hash} Used to store your user account authentication details. When the browsing session ends.
wordpress_logged_in_{hash} Used to indicate to the site when you’re logged in to the WordPress backend, and who you are. When the browsing session ends.
wp-settings-{userID} Used to get your user account profile settings for your user ID After one year.
wp-settings-time-{userID} Used to customise your view of the WordPress backend interface. After one year.
wordpress_test_cookie Used to determine if your browser accepts cookies or not. When the browsing session ends.

More information on WordPress cookies.

Other Cookies

Cookie name Purpose Expires
MessageArea Used to tell the website that you have opted to hide the message area that we use occasionally to display important notices. After 5 days