SOMERSET CHURCHES TRUST
...keeping Somerset's churches & chapels alive

Cookie Policy

About Cookies

Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website to your computer or mobile phone via a browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  They are stored on the hard drive of your device.  Some are stored just for the duration of your visit to the website, others are stored for much longer periods.

Below describes how the Somerset Churches Trust website (www.somersetchurchestrust.org) uses cookies.

How We Use Cookies

Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Cookies help us identify your device and actions taken on this website. Cookies are also used when staff of Somerset Churches Trust log into the site in order to maintain it. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features.

The cookies used on www.somersetchurchestrust.org are not used to identify you personally.

Managing Your Cookies

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to change your privacy preferences to prevent non-essential cookies being set. This functionality is provided by the Somerset Churches Trust Privacy Preference Tool.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Specific Cookies We Use

Strictly Necessary Cookies

The www.somersetchurchestrust.org website is managed using a content management system (CMS) called DNN Platform (DNN).

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Expires

CookieControl

CIVIC UK

This cookie is necessary to store your cookie consent setting.

90 days

.ASPXANONYMOUS

DNN Platform

This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves. This cookie is necessary for site functionality.

10 weeks

dnn_IsMobile

DNN Platform

A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device. This cookie is necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

language

DNN Platform

This cookie is issued by DNN and is necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

 

The following necessary cookies are only used when staff of Somerset Churches Trust log into this website in order to maintain it. No personally identifiable information about other visitors to this website are collected by these cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Expires

ASP.NET_SessionId

DNN Platform

This cookie is issued by ASP.NET and is necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

_RequestVerificationToken

DNN Platform

This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET by Microsoft. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user is necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

LastPageId

DNN Platform

A DNN cookie used by the CMS to store the TabID of the last visited page. This cookie is necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

StayInEditMode

DNN Platform

A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine the user interface state across postbacks (whether or not to reload the page with the 'Editing' interface). This cookie is only used when Somerset Churches Trust staff maintain the site and is therefore necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

USERNAME_CHANGED

DNN Platform

A DNN cookie used by the CMS to store Username on Login.

When you close your browser

Session Storage

DNN Platform

Session cookies are used to store temporary information while you browse the site and are necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

authentication

DNN Platform

A DNN forms authentication cookie (created when a user logs in). This cookie is only used when Somerset Churches Trust staff maintain the site and is therefore necessary for site functionality.

When you close your browser

 

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Expires

_ga, _gat,_gid, 1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited. If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to include your visit in our statistics. You can read the full Google Analytics privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

_ga: 2 years,

_gat: 1 minute,

_gid: 24 hours

__utma

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions.

It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

2 years

__utmb

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Any activity by a user within the 30-minute lifespan will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

30 minutes

__utmc

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.

In this older versions, this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie, it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

When you close your browser

__utmt

Google Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

10 minutes

__utmv

Google Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It is used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

__utmz

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months

 

Can I Turn Cookies Off?

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer. Our website will still work, but if you are an authorised webmaster of Somerset Churches Trust then you will not be able to log into the website to maintain it.

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