Like most web sites, the Achieving for Children AfC info website uses a number of cookies to enhance the user experience and gain feedback on how visitors use our web site – so we can make changes to improve both the site and its content.
The list below shows more details about what cookies are used for and the information they provide us. Generally the cookies can be classified as:
- session cookies: temporary cookies that are essential for web site operation that remain with you until the current session is ended by closing the browser or visiting another web site.
- persistent cookies: these cookies have varying lifetimes and help us collate anonymous statistical information about how visitors are using our web site.
Created when a user visits your website and stores a unique identifier for that session. The cookie is used to carry information between pages; such as text size and other accessibility settings being used to browse the site; your logged in details as a user and in searches to save the user retyping information again. The cookie is fundamental to the correct operation of the website. This is a temporary cookie that expires when the user leaves the website or closes the window.
This cookie is used in the determining of your browser and used to help display the website in the most friendly way possible.
This cookie is used in determining the type of request to the website, this is a temporary cookie that is necessary for the functionality of the website to work.
Provides a unique ID when a user visits your website and hence helps to identify unique visitors. The cookie is updated with each new page visited within a single session.
This cookie is used to record the method by which a visitor has reached your website - such as by direct entry through the URL, from a search engine, a link from another site or ad. This cookie is updated with each new page visited within a session.
This cookie is used to distinguish users for Google Analytics. It is a more permanent cookie and lasts for 2 years.
This cookie is used to throttle the amount of requests that are available to be made, it is used for Google Analytics. It is a temporary cookie that lasts for 10 minutes.
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF, CONSENT
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. They include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.
This is a Google APIS cookie. It is used by Google analytics and G+ button.
This cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.