A cookie is a small packet of information stored by your web browse on behalf of a website. This cookie is sent back and forth to the server hosting the website to allow for features such as user logins or remembering user preferences. Cookies can be used to store information about the users of a website, but we don't do that.
At most the cookies set by Google Analytics track information about a particular combination of computer, web browser and local user account. For example, if you were to visit the Ensis website using both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome webrowsers, those visits would be recorded as two separate "user visits". This information is completely anonymous; it cannot be used to identify any individual.
The table below lists the cookies stored created by Google Analytics that are used on the Ensis website.
If you want further details on how Google Analytics uses these cookies visit their developer page which explains the process fully. If you aren't sure what cookies are, see the Wikipedia article on cookies.
||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the
first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie
has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser
subsequently visits your site, a new
||Expires two years after it is set or last updated|
||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.||Expires 30 minutes after it is set or last updated|
||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.||Expires six months after it is set or last updated|