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How we use cookies

Please note that when you use the Sustrans' website several cookies are copied onto your computer or device.

A "cookie" is a small text file that holds some website settings. You can read more about cookies on the All about cookies website.

We use cookies to help manage your session on the site. Importantly, the cookies used by Sustrans do not track your behaviour or follow your browsing history once you leave the Sustrans website.

As an "anonymous" user, the cookie is automatically removed soon after you leave.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.

You have many options to modify/change/adjust the settings on your device. Each browser is different, so check the About Cookies website for further information on how to control cookies on various browsers and operating systems.

List of cookies used on the Sustrans website:

  • _utma - Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors v returning visitors
  • _utmb - Used by Google Analytics for general visitor tracking. This cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site
  • _utmc - Used by Google Analytics for general visitor tracking. This cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site
  • _utmz - Used by Google Analytics for tracking source visits (i.e. where the user came from) 

Google Analytics

Sustrans uses Google Analytics (which uses cookies), as a web analytics service, provided by Google, Inc ("Google"), to analyse the use of Sustrans' website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google will store this information. For more information see Google's privacy policy and details of Google Analytics.

Details of how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.