Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small information file located in browser directories. They are used by websites to help the user navigate the site and perform certain functions. Their principle role is to enhance and enable usability of the website.

When a user’s browser loads a particular website, the website sends information to the browser and the cookie is created. The cookie then sends information to the website’s server in order to improve the users service. By disabling cookies, users may be prevented from using certain websites.

There are two types of cookies that users should be aware of - Session cookies and Persistent cookies. To find out more, click here.

How we use cookies

The Sabien website only uses Session cookies. Session cookies identify two things: the machine you are using and how long you spend on the site. By using session cookies, we are able to securely send you the correct information as you navigate around our site and collect anonymous information on website usage to improve the site and service.

Listed below are the 5 Session cookies we use on this site:

Name:__utma
Value:146764598.2046110088.1336991599.1336991599.1338974228.2
Host:.sabien-tech.co.uk
Secure:/
Secure:No
Expires:Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:17:07 GMT
Purpose:Each unique browser that visits our website is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to our website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with our website using both Firefox and Internet Explorer, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.

Name:__utmb
Value146764598.1.10.1338974228
Host:.sabien-tech.co.uk
Path:/
Secure:No
Expires:Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:47:07 GMT
Purpose:Determining Visitor Session - Google Analytics

The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Name:__utmc
Value: 146764598
Host: .sabien-tech.co.uk
Path: /
Secure:No
Expires:At End Of Session
Purpose:Determining Visitor Session - Google Analytics

The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Name:__utmz
Value:146764598.1336991599.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
Host:.sabien-tech.co.uk
Path:/
Secure:No
Expires:Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:17:07 GMT
Purpose:Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation - Google Analytics

When visitors reach our site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to our page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to our site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within our site.

Name:SESSID-sabien_user
Value:jrjgcqt4dg3168alpe2rf1mku0
Host: www.sabien-tech.co.uk
Path:/
Secure:No
Expires:At End Of Session
Purpose:This single session cookie contains all the information required to deliver the functionality of our website. It does not gather personal data and is required only for the duration of your visit. It allows the authorised visitor to login to secure areas and carry out searches on the site as appropriate.

If you would like more information about how cookies are used within Google analytics, please click here.