Cookies

Introduction

This policy explains how we use cookies on this website, eema.org (the “Site”). This policy should be read in conjunction with the general legal statements contained within our Privacy Policy.

Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website or certain third parties. Each cookie usually contains a unique string of characters, which allows a website to distinguish your device from other users.

We use cookies to enable you to navigate between pages, remember your preferences or settings, (for example, by remembering your previous preferences or settings or to identify when you are logged in), and to generally improve your user experience. We also use cookies to analyse how users interact with our website, to enable you to share content with social media websites, and to provide you with embedded content from third parties, such as maps of our offices.

EEMA will not seek to associate any information derived from the use of cookies with any other information in its possession, in order to identify you (and thereby to establish your use of the Site), whether by seeking to link your IP address with you, or otherwise. Where this Site uses third party cookies, you should check with the relevant third party to see how they will use their cookies (see below).

Where possible, we try to give you advance notice of the use of cookies prior to that cookie being stored on your device, but some cookies that help to make the Site easier for you to use, remember your settings, or help us to track how visitors use the Site are set to be stored on your device automatically unless you have set your browser settings to reject cookies or prompt for your approval before they are stored.

We therefore recommend that you read our cookies policy so that you are aware of how we use them and can take steps to reject or delete the cookies if you do not agree to them being used.

In this cookies policy, we use the term “cookie” to mean a cookie and any other similar technology, such as web beacons, local stored objects (“Flash cookies”), and pixel tags.

You can find out more about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

We use the following cookies on the Site:

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided.

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wordpress_sec_[UID]2WordPress security based cookiesession
wpe-auth2WordPress functional cookie set by the CMS. This is necessary for the website to perform correctlysession
wp-settings-1WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
wp-settings-time-2WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
cookie_notice_accepted1Cookie which is set when a visitor has accepted the cookie policy of this website.session
DYNSRV1This cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.session
ADMINDYNSRV1This cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.session

Third party cookies used on the Site

We will update this policy as and when additional information becomes available on how third party cookies are used by the relevant third parties.

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
ga1Google Analytics : used to distinguish users.2 years
_gat1Google Analytics: used to throttle request rate.session
_gid1Google Analytics cookie which registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.session
tk_ai1Stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the admin area and is used for general analytics tracking.session
tk_tc1Collects metrics about the users use of the website related to the WordPress.com features so that WordPress.com can improve their servicessession

Google provide a free opt-out from Google Analytics using a browser plugin. You can download it by visiting this link. Please note, we are not responsible for third-party links.

Alternatively, you can click on the button below to prevent Google Analytics from tracking you on our website.

Opt-out of Google Analytics tracking for eema.org

Consent to the use of cookies

By using the Site you consent to the use of cookies.

Rejecting cookies and managing cookies on your device

If you do not consent to the use of the cookies used on specific pages then you should not activate or use the relevant part of the Site.

If you do not wish to do consent to the use of other cookies on the Site then you should set your web browser or device to reject cookies or prompt before accepting. If your web browser or device is not already set to reject or prompt before accepting third party cookies then you should check the “help” menu in your browser or device settings or the user instructions for your device.

EEMA Blogs and third party websites

You can find out more information about how WordPress uses cookies here: http://automattic.com/privacy/. We are aware that WordPress currently provides little official information on its use of cookies. If this concerns you then you should not access our website.

We may also maintain profile pages on various social media websites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and link from this Site to those websites and other third party websites that may use cookies. As with the WordPress.com platform, we are not responsible for, and have no control over, the use of cookies on these websites.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies on any third party websites linked to from this Site then you should check the relevant third party’s privacy policy before accessing its website.

Changes to this policy

This cookies policy and the legal statements may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically so that you are aware of any changes.

This policy was last updated on 31st May 2018.

Contact us

For further information from us on any of these Terms or for any queries on them, please contact us by email at info@eema.org