What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how visitors navigate the site. Cookies provide valuable information to website owners to adapt and make changes to the site in order to improve the user experience.

Why we use cookies?

  • Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
  • To ensure our website functions as expected.

We do not use the information captured for any other purpose.

How do I control what cookies are used?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by opening up the Cookies Panel at the bottom left of this site.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out more about how to manage cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting this page on Google.

Strictly Necessary cookies
Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
_GRECAPTCHA www.google.com /recaptcha Third-party 6 months Google reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.
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Performance cookies
Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
_ga .empoweringu.co.uk / First-party 1 year 1 month This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie 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 sites analytics reports.
Unclassified cookies
Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
dps_site_id eucm.co.uk / First-party Session
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_tccl_visitor .eucm.co.uk / First-party 1 year
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_tccl_visit .eucm.co.uk / First-party 30 minutes
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