Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse most websites. They are used by web developers to improve your user experience by including additional functionality, ranging from saving your settings during and between visits to noting your site visit for analytical purposes.
Session cookies expire as soon you close the browser and are most commonly used to help users navigate the site by storing information on their location and the pages they have visited. An example of this could be a site with a login process; in order for the site to remember that you are logged in a cookie must be stored, otherwise every time you move to a new page you will be logged out
Persistent or permanent cookies remain on your computer once you have closed the browser down, relying on a time limit for self-deletion. Most of these range from 30 days to 1 year, but it's possible for them to last until 3012. These are most commonly used for personalising a web experience, so that the site "remembers" you from previous visits, or other sites, and can display relevant information
All cookies can be permanently disabled using your browser's security options, although most websites will fail to function correctly without cookies.
For more information on how to disable cookies please consult the About Cookies website.
Below is a list of the different cookies we use on our website. These cookies are either set by ourselves (Potterton Commercial), or from other websites such as Google. Cookies that are set by Potterton Commercial are known as first party cookies, whereas cookies set from other websites are known as third party cookies. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the listing of every cookie set from a third party website, as they can change at any time.
Potterton Commercial (ARPT, baxiuk_sessionID, ASP.NET_SessionId, X-Mapping-sample, _qca, _dc, _ga, ki_r, ki_t, ki_u, ki_s, mf_user, BIMCookie3)
These cookies have been set to provide the following functions:
Google (PREF, APISID, HSID, NID, OGPC, SID, SAPISID)
At present Google will set these cookies on pages displaying YouTube hosted videos.
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga, _gat)
Google Analytics is one of the most popular web analytics packages. Google Analytics uses these cookies to help us look at how many people visit our site, what pages they look at and how long they stay on each page. This information helps us identify ways we can improve your experience of our website.
Google DoubleClick subsidiary (_drt_, id)
DoubleClick is a Google subsidiary Google focussed on delivering Internet Advertising solutions.
At present DoubleClick are setting these cookies on Potterton Commercial.
wufoo (PHPSESSID,SSID, SSLB, SSOD, SSPV, SSRT, __utma, __utmc, __utmz, SSSC, ep201, ep202)
Wufoo is our online form builder provider. It was acquired by SurveyMonkey Inc in 2011. The 'Contact us' form is one of a number of useful online forms we have on our website. These forms enable customers and visitors to communicate with us and therefore require the above cookies in order to work properly.
YouTube (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, NID, SID, OGPC, HSID, APISID)
YouTube was acquired by Google in 2006. At present YouTube will set these cookies on pages displaying YouTube hosted videos.