Cookies Policy

CommonwealthFirst Website Cookies Policy

When we (CommonwealthFirst) provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast. Our sites use two types of Cookies, they are ‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’, the function of these cookies is described below:

Session cookies: A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website. It will expire if a user closes his/her browser, or if a user hasn’t visited the site for certain period of time (called session idle timeout, in which case, the site will expire/invalidate the user session).

Persistent cookies: A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its Max-Age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to site every time the user visits the site. This could be used to record a vital piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason, persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.

Our use of cookies

Session cookies for our sites: To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service.

WordPress: This website has been built onto the WordPress framework.

Name: wordpress_test_cookie
Value: WP+Cookie+check
Expires: At end of session

Name: wordpress_ + Random alphanumeric string
Value: <username> + Random alphanumeric string
Expires: At end of session

Name: wordpress_logged_in_ + Random alphanumeric string
Value: <username> + Random alphanumeric string
Expires: At end of session

Name: bp-activity-oldestpage
Value: 1
Expires: At end of session

Name: wp-settings-1
Value: % separated array of setting names and values
Expires: 24 hours

Name: wp-settings-time-1
Value: Timestamp in numeric form
Expires: 24 hours

wordpress_ + Random alphanumeric string
Value: <username> + Random alphanumeric string
Expires: At end of session

Urchin (Google) cookies Session and Persistent for our sites: Cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage.

Name: _utma
Value: Randomly generated number
Expires: 27 years

Name: _utmb
Value: Randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Value: Randomly generated number
Expires: At end of session

Name: _utmz
Value: Randomly generated number
Expires: 4 months