Last Updated September 2023
What are cookies and what do they do?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of the visits made to a website, the pages viewed and the time spent at a website.
For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.
We use a small number of “analytics” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of our website are most popular. These are session and persistent cookies. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website and better serve our users. We use Google Analytics to help us in this process. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie.
Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although some may persist for 2 years.
For more information about Google Analytics please see: https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/en_uk/about/analytics/
Cookies used by Sutton
- ‘_ga’ Used to distinguish users and lasts for 2 years.
‘_ga_[container-id]’ Used to persist session state and lasts for 2 years.
Who places them: Google Analytics
Description: These are cookies placed to get a better understanding of the behaviour of the visitor to this website. This will then improve the user experience on this website and on other channels used by this website.
- wordpress_test_cookie lasts for the session
- wp-wpml_current_language lasts for 1 day
- PHPSESSID lasts for the session
Who places theme: WordPress (Our content management system)
Description: These cookies allow the website to remember the user’s language selection and stores the language preference for the visitor to support our multi-lingual website.