A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The 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.
This helps us count how many people visit benchmark.co.uk by tracking if you have visited before 2 years
This cookie is used with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to monitor and track visitors behavior on the site anonymously.
Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site.
This works out the average aount of time you spend on the site.
This tells us when you close your browser.
This tells us how you reached our site. (e.g. via Google)
This cookie is set for the browser to remember the guest id to display the latest news from our twitter account.