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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage 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.

If you wish to change your Cookie settings you can do this from the ‘Tools’ menu in your browser (usually under security settings). By doing so you may impede your usage of this, and other websites.

Cookies used on this website

The following tables list the cookies used on this website and sets out the name, function, duration and origin of each.

Common & Google Cookies:

 Name Function Duration Origin
Visitor Session Session Cookie This Domain
_ga Google Analytics 2 hours accounts.google.com
_gid Google Analytics 24 hours accounts.google.com
_gat Google Analytics 1 minute accounts.google.com
cookie_policy gdpr_cookie_info 2 years This Domain
NID Google Captcha No Expiry google.com

Locrating Plugin Cookie:

 Name Function Duration Origin
__utma Google Analytics 2 yrs from set/update www.locraiting.com
__utmb Google Analytics 30 mins from set/update www.locraiting.com
__utmc Google Analytics End of browser session www.locraiting.com
__utmt Google Analytics 30 mins www.locraiting.com
__utmz Google Analytics 6 months from set/update www.locraiting.com

Please visit Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie if you wish to learn about the other ‘types’ of cookie.