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RCSEd uses a technology called "cookies" on our websites. Cookies are small data files that many websites leave on your computer when you visit them and may be used for a variety of purposes. This is an industry standard and occurs at most major Web sites. You can see further information about what type of cookies we use in the relevant sections below. You can find out more general information about cookies at AboutCookies.org.

We use a number of cookies to help you as you navigate around our websites so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given during that particular visit or “session”. We also track site usage to help us better understand how people interact with our websites.

We do not link cookies to any identifiable user data we may hold about you.

If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you've received a Cookie or, alternatively, to refuse to accept Cookies. It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features on the RCSEd sites if you choose not to accept Cookies.

If you would like instructions on how to delete your cookies, please click on the name of your internet browser below for instructions: 

Internet Explorer | Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Safari | Opera

Web Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track site usage.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. 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. By using our websites you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The following cookies are set for this purpose:


Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
__ga Google Analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users. 2 years
__gid Google Analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_utma  Google analytics cookie. This stored the domain name of the site, a unique visitor id (randomly generated number), current time and number of sessions since first visit. The cookie is used  to calculate the number of unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.  2 years
_utmb  Google  analytics cookie. This stores domain name of site, the pages viewed during this session and the current time.  30 minutes
_utmc  Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name of the site.  at end of session
_utmz  Google Analytics cookie. This cookie stores the referring websites you used to reach our site, e.g. did you type our web address directly, or click on a referring link, or find us via a website search, or a campaign such as an advert or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view of our site.  6months

Further information on Google cookies is available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

RCSEd Sites cookies

We set a number of cookies across our websites which are used to help you as you browse our websites and for purposes such as remembering your account login status during each visit.  Visiting one of our websites may result in the following cookies being placed on your machine in addition to the Google tracking cookies described above. All of these cookies will expire after varying periods of time.



Cookie name Purpose Expiry
ARRAffinity This is set by our webserver infrastructure to ensure your web requests are consistently processed by the same server in our infrastructure for the duration of your session. At end of Session
RCSEDeLogbookClient This tracks your login status on our site. It expires after 30 minutes of inactivity. At end of session
ASP.NET_sessionId Used to remember information required for navigation and other site interactions At end of session
RCSEDWeb2012 Stores your logged in status for the duration of your visit. At end of session