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Your use of this web site signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you as specified below in accordance with this policy and in using this website you are consenting to cookies being set on your device. If you are a registered user, this policy will be applied subject to any particular limitations or choices you express in your User Profile.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser and cannot do your computer any harm. When you revisit the associated website the server will recognise the cookie, which gives it information about your last visit(s). In other words, a cookie allows a website to remember choices and submitted information so that you will not need to reset certain user-defined features or re-enter details. Cookies are either permanent (usually with a long term expiry date) or are only used in the current session and cease to exist when the browser is shut down (so called ‘session cookies’).

How cookies are used on this website

The following table lists the cookies that may be used on this website.

 

Cookie name Expires Source Purpose
ARRAffinity Immediately nottinghamcity.nhs.uk

ARRAffinity is a cookie used to affinitize a client to a server instance of the Web App. e.g. if an app is scaled out to 10 instances, and a user accesses it from their browser, the ARRAffinity helps keep the user going back to the same app instance, instead of getting a random instance each time.

_utma 2 years from set/update nottinghamcity.nhs.uk

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmb 30 minutes from set/update nottinghamcity.nhs.uk

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmc End of broswer session nottinghamcity.nhs.uk

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

_utmt 10 minutes nottinghamcity.nhs.uk Used to throttle request rate.
_utmz 6 months from set/update google.com Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how a user reached the site.

Used to throttle request rate.