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Cookie use on the RCN website

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What cookies we use

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Classification, persistence and expiry Purpose/more information
Content Management System session SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION Strictly necessary, session cookie The session cookie is used to identify a single user session, and specifically to secure access to member-only pages.
Google Analytics __utma
Performance, mixed session/persistent The RCN uses Google Analytics to monitor aspects of its website usage, in particular streaming media services.
phpBB phpbb3_flu9z_k
Strictly necessary, mixed session/persistent These cookies are used by the phpBB software powering the RCN Discussion Zone to maintain user login sessions and security
RCN Public Affairs campaigns __rcnsplash
Functionality, persistent These cookies are used to hide calls to action for RCN campaigns after a visitors attention has been drawn to them.

Other cookies may be used on subdomains of the RCN, indicated by a web address that does not begin www - e.g. "campaign.rcn.org.uk".  These subdomains will normally provide separate information on cookies used.

The RCN does not use any cookies for targetting of personal data, or behavioural advertising.

Further information and settings

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