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A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make websites work and generally improve your interaction with frequently-visited websites.  

We use only Statistics Cookies

Statistics cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information about your visit. For this we use Google Analytics. Certain information is automatically sent to Google including the URL of the page you’re visiting and your IP address. How Google use that information is explained in their Privacy Policy.

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. You can also control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. And you can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics at the Google Analytics opt-out page.

For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

About the Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics sets four cookies automatically, and a fifth via opt-in (this relates to our sharing information with Google):

__utma Cookie
A persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit).

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookie
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.

Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.

  __utmz Cookie
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine, direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the   __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data.

This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.

__utmv Cookie
Google __utmv Cookie has a default lifespan of two years. It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and  the __utmv works hand in hand with the   __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.

Privacy of your personal data

Should you contact SCOPAC via our contact form or by email we will collect personal data that will include but is not limited to your name and email address. Your message will be directed to Lyall Cairns and Samantha Cope, both of whom are based at Havant Borough Council offices and Havant Borough Council Privacy Policy will apply to the use and protection of the personal data you supply.

No other personally identifiable data is collected by your interaction with scopac.org.uk