A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g.: a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
We use the following cookies for the following purposes:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Analytical / performance of site
To collect information about how many people use our site, which pages they visit and how long they spend on each page. Clearwater International then produces reports and looks for ways to improve our site (for example, revising content or improving user journeys.)
_utmb: end of session
_utmc: 30 minutes after end of session
_utmz: 6 months
Typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
2 years from set date
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site
30 mins from set date
Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page
30 mins from set date
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
If you view our site on another browser or using another device – or delete cookies on your computer – you may have to reset your preferences.