A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which we save on your browser or on the device you access this site from. Some of these are vital to make the site work (particularly to ensure safe access to any secure areas of the site). Others enable us to analyse usage of our sites so that we can make improvements and ensure they are relevant and user-friendly.
We also save cookies which identify you so that we can tell you apart from other users and tailor the site to you when you return to it: for example, by greeting you by name and remembering your preferences.
Details of the cookies we save and what they are for are set out below:
|Session cookie||PHPSESSID||The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.||Session|
|Analytics||_GA||Allows web analytics to identify unique users across browsing sessions, but it cannot identify unique users across different browsers or devices.||90 days|
|Analytics||_Gid||Allows web analytics to identify unique users across browsing sessions, but it cannot identify unique users across different browsers or devices.||90 days|
You have consented to our using those identifying cookies, by clicking “OK” on the banner that appeared when you first visited the site, or by navigating to another part of the site from that banner.
You can withdraw your consent to our saving cookies which identify you at any time by clicking here.
You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. It may be that your concerns regarding cookies relate to so-called ‘spyware’. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.