A cookie is a small piece of information in the form of a text file, sent by a web server and stored on the computer of a visitor to a website. It can then be read back later by the web server when required. The use of cookies is a convenient way of allowing a computer to remember specific information relating to a website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

How we use cookies

The Fitz Events website uses cookies to collect detailed website usage data. The list below explains the cookies we use on our public website and why.

Cookie: Google Analytics

Name(s): _utma (expires two years from set/update); _utmb (expires 30 minutes from set/update); _utmc (expires at the end of the session); _utmz (expires after six months from set/update)

Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including your geographic location, the method you used to reach this site, the length of your visit, the time of your visit, the pages that you visit and anything you search for while on the site. Most of these cookies persist between browser sessions.

More information: Google’s privacy policy

Cookie: YouTube

Name(s): PREF (expires after eight months); VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (expires after six months); YSC (expires at the end of the session)

Purpose: These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video. The PREF cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.

More information: Google’s privacy policy

Cookie: SpeedyBooker

ASP.NET_SessionId (expires when the browsing session ends), _hjIncludedInSample (expires when the browsing session ends), basketid_tbnnumbookings (expires when the browsing session ends), lang (expires after 12 months), recentSearches (expires after 12 months), _ga (expires after 24 months), _gid (expires after 24 hours).

Purpose: These cookies help SpeedyBooker deliver their services.

More information: SpeedyBooker’s privacy policy

Rejecting Cookies

You can choose not to accept cookies and still use the Fitzwilliam website, but some functionality will be lost. The documentation for your web browser will provide you with instructions on how to disable cookies. Below are links to popular web browsers, and how to block cookies using them.

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