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Cookies we use

We have categorised the cookies we use as follows:

Necessary

Domain: suffolksp.org.uk
Name Purpose
PHPSESSID Used for session state management to keep track of a user's progress as they navigate through a website.

Performance

Domain: hotjar.com
Name Purpose
_BEAMER_DATE This cookie name is asssociated with Hotjar - a behavior analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behavior of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to identify the point at which the user takes an action.
_BEAMER_FIRST_VISIT This cookie name is asssociated with Hotjar - a behavior analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behavior of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to identify the point at which the user first visits the site.
_BEAMER_LAST_UPDATE This cookie name is asssociated with Hotjar - a behavior analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behavior of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used together with the date to identify the time elapsed between the current and previous actions.
_BEAMER_USER_ID This cookie name is asssociated with Hotjar - a behavior analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behavior of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
_ga This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_hjid Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
Domain: suffolksp.org.uk
Name Purpose
_ga This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gat_gtag_UA_4865558_61 This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics and specifically throttles the request rate in order to improve network call efficiency.
_gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to understand the user journey through the website.
_hjCachedUserAttributes This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool.
_hjIncludedInSample Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
_hjid Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
alc_device This cookie is used for auto-login; this occurs if the client is closed and then re-opened, so if the user was logged in at the time that the client closed, they get logged in again automatically. This cookie is set if the "remember me" checkbox is checked at login.
alc_enc This cookie is used for auto-login; this occurs if the client is closed and then re-opened, so if the user was logged in at the time that the client closed, they get logged in again automatically. This cookie is set if the "remember me" checkbox is checked at login.

Preference

Domain: suffolksp.org.uk
Name Purpose
cookieconsent This cookie has been created by us to record your decision whether to accept the use of all cookies on this website.

Advertising

Domain: hotjar.com
Name Purpose
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
_gcl_au Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.