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Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
- dg_expiration: Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selectedremember me then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it’s set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members. (Essential)
- dg_last_activity: Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current date/time. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both. (Essential)
- dg_last_visit: Sets the date/time that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users. (Non-essential)
- dg_remember: Used as a member when you login to remember you for future visits. (Non-essential)
- dg_sessionid: A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the
session_idcolumn in the
exp_sessiontable. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members. (Essential)
- dg_tracker: Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users. (Non-essential)
Third party cookies.
These cookies are placed by third party services that we are using on our site, whilst these cookies are non essential they help us to identify usage and interactions with the website.
- _ga: Google Universal Analytics, this is a randomly generated number that allows us to distinguish you on our site, this will expire after 2 years.
- _gat: Google Universal Analytics, this cookie is used to store information on throttling the request rate that Google collects data at, this will expire after 10 minutes.
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