When you first visit the www.naj.co.uk web site, we will send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes, and we will use them to do a number of things.

Cookies help us to recognise you when you next visit the web site and note the pages you visit.

This allows us to tailor the service we provide to your preferences. Cookies may be used to compile statistics in regard to the use of services, or to patterns of browsing. When used in this manner, you are not individually identified, and information collected in this manner is only used in aggregate.

You are not obliged to accept a cookie from us, and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. For information on how to achieve this please refer to the Help section on your browser, or contact your system administrator.

Cookies Used within This Website

The following cookies are used on this website.

ASP.NET_Sessionid

session

This session cookie keeps track on the visitor so that if they have logged in, they don’t have to log into each page they visit.

Senior CMS_Persistent

2 years

This cookie is for looking after any River data associated with the session eg: form fields

__utma

2 years from set/update

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.

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

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 browser session

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.

__utmz

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

What is the legal position on cookies?

The law about use of non-essential cookies changed in May 2011. You can find more information about this from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

In the meantime, you can tell your web browser to notify you whenever a website attempts to set a cookie. You can also tell your browser to disable and/or refuse all cookies, although doing so may affect your experience of many websites. Each browser has slightly different ways of handling cookies but you can usually find out how to do it via the ‘Help’ or ‘Settings’ options on your browser.

There’s also a really useful site called All About Cookies  - which is a free resource to help marketers and consumers understand the issues surrounding the use of cookies.