Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.

Cookies are used to improve the services our web site provides e.g.

  • To recognise your device so you don't have to provide the same information several times during one task
  • To recognise and remember that you have provided a username and password so you don't need to re-enter your details on every page you request
  • To remember your preferences for the types of information you wish to see and the way it is presented
  • To measure anonymous usage so that we can improve the way the site works for you

We use some cookies to transfer information about your use of our site to third parties e.g. Google so that they can provide us with statistics on how our website is used.

Please note that some features or services on our website may not function properly without using cookies.

You can choose to delete cookies, or stop cookies being stored on your computer in the future. To manage cookies yourself and to find more information about them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookie type Cookie author Cookie purpose Link to third party policy
Analytics Cookie Google Allow conversion tracking and optimisation

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en

3rd Party Advertising Cookie Facebook Allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
3rd Party Advertising Cookie
ShareThis Allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing
https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/

The table below outlines the first party cookies we use, their purpose and their duration.

Cookie name  Cookie author Cookie purpose Cookie duration
 .ASPXAUTH www.ramblers.org.uk
Allows the site to recognise you when you login
3 hours
__utma
.ramblers.org.uk
Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site
2 years
__utmb
.ramblers.org.uk
Used to determine new sessions/visits
30 minutes
__utmc
.ramblers.org.uk
Used to determine new sessions/visits Session
__utmt .ramblers.org.uk
Used to throttle request rate
10 minutes
__utmz
.ramblers.org.uk
Keeps track of where the visitor came from
6 months
_fbp .ramblers.org.uk
Provides information to Facebook. See https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/ Session
_gat* .ramblers.org.uk
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
1 minute
_ga .ramblers.org.uk
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
2 years
_gid .ramblers.org.uk Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 1 day
ASP.NET_SessionId
www.ramblers.org.uk
Enables us to temporally identify users to the site, during their session with us so we can deliver the information and functions relevant to them
Session
ramblers#lang
www.ramblers.org.uk
Used to determine which language to show Session
RAMCookie www.ramblers.org.uk Used to determine acceptance of cookies
10 years
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE
www.ramblers.org.uk Used for analytics to identify visitors
10 years
SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE
www.ramblers.org.uk Used for analytics to determine the pages visited by visitors
Session

You can also refer to your browser’s instructions by clicking ‘help’ in the browser menu to learn more about managing cookies on your devices.

Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.