Shared Rural Network

Cookie policy

How cookies are used on srn.org.uk

In this cookie policy you can read about:

  • how we use cookies,
  • the types of cookies we use, and
  • for how long they work and for what purposes they are used.

In order for this site to work properly and to evaluate and improve the site we, and other organisations, may collect information by using small files and other tracking technologies on your computer, for simplicity we refer to all such technologies as “cookies”.  

Cookies are files saved on your device when you visit a website. srn.org.uk only uses essential cookies. These cookies help distribute website visitors across servers for better performance or prevent spam. Over 90% of all websites do this.

Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website. When you visit the site, your PC checks to see if it has a cookie that the website recognises. If it has such a cookie, it communicates with the website and enables the website to read the information held in that cookie. It also enables us to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.

By continuing to use this site, you agree to us and third-party organisations using cookies as outlined. You can opt out of the use of cookies, though please bear in mind that if you do, the performance of our site may be affected. There are a variety of cookies used on DMSL websites, mostly to improve the user experience and help us tailor content to visitor needs.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Third party cookies

Third-party cookies are those created by other websites. For example, some of our web pages may contain content from other sites such as YouTube or Flickr. Third-party cookies are created by these websites and are mainly used for tracking and online-advertising. If you share a link to another website that may also create a third-party cookie on your browser.

If you click through to a website that we have provided a link to srn.org.uk has no control over the cookies set on these websites. srn.org.uk advises you to read their cookies policies for more information.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to our website and the most popular pages. We use Google Analytics to track anonymous data about visitors that use our site. This is to help us improve usability and deliver relevant content. When you visit the at800, SRN or DMSL website, your visit is tracked as a session. A Google Analytics user ID code is generated at each session. DMSL will disassociate the user ID from the session after 14 months. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out is available on the Google Analytics website – Click Here.

Controlling and deleting cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting the cookies on our website (or any other website in fact), you can do so by changing the browser settings.

To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It’s also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Most browsers will enable you to manage your cookies preferences e.g., have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or use it to disable cookies altogether. If you do decide to disable or delete them altogether some sites will not work as well as they rely on cookies to provide you with the services you have requested.

Necessary Cookies

Cookie Name & Expiration First or third party Purpose
Cookie Control CookieControl First The purpose of this cookie is to record the users choices when providing consent
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (6 months) Third Party The purpose of this cookie is to provide bandwidth estimations.
Google  _GRECAPTCHA Third Party The purpose of this cookie is to provide spam protection against bots leaving spam on contact forms.
AWS AWSALBTGCORS Third Party It helps balance visitor access for better performance. Not all visitors will receive this cookie.
AWS AWSALBTG Third Party It helps balance visitor access for better performance. Not all visitors will receive this cookie.

 

Marketing Cookies

Cookie Name & Expiration First or third party Purpose
DoubleClick IDE (1.5 years) / test_cookie Third These cookies set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to you based on your previous visits to this website. For example, advertisements about a topic you have expressed an interest in while browsing our site may be displayed t you across the web. In addition, these cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user.
YouTube YSC (8 months) Third This cookie is set by YouTube. The purpose of this cookie is to track user actions.

 

Analytical Cookies

Cookie Name & Expiration First or third party Purpose
Google Analytics _ga First These cookies are used to throttle the request rate and to distinguishes 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.
Google Analytics _gat First These cookies are used to throttle the request rate and to distinguishes 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.
Google Analytics _gid First These cookies are used to throttle the request rate and to distinguishes 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.