We use cookies on our sites and services to enhance your experience and ensure the site is functional and provide you with a good experience when browsing our sites. This information also helps us improve the site and services we provide.

We use them to:

  • Distinguish you from other users of our site and services and to improve your experience.
  • Provide you with specific information of services you may like based on your use of the site or service.
  • Remember certain information to stop you having to provide it over and over.
  • Improve our site and services by understanding user activity.
  • Keep you signed into areas of the site.
  • Provide advertising that would be of interest to a user.
  • Remember settings and preferences based on a user’s experience and choices.

What are cookies

Cookies are widely used to make the website function correctly. A cookie is a small text file placed by the websites onto your device each session. Cookies are also used to provide information to the site owner and helps to improve site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through the settings options. Below is a list popular browsers and links to the setting guides with instructions how to manage your cookies. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use the whole of the Site or all functionality of the Services. Various options in browsers can be adjusted to stop your device from accepting cookies or to notify you before accepting cookies. If you do not accept the use of cookies, some areas of the site or all functionality. Additional information regarding cookies and how to see what cookies are used, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out Google Analytics cookies and tracking (across all websites visit) go to – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

What cookies are used

The tables below show the different cookies and the purpose of them, these tables have been split into the different types of cookies we use across our sites. The site uses both session cookies (stored only whilst browsing the site) and persistent cookies (stored even after you have left the site), the duration of each cookie is shown in the expiry column of the tables. Necessary
Cookie Domain Description Expiry
_accepted_cookies .the-emc.co.uk Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 6 months
Cookie Domain Description Expiry
AtreemoUniqueID _cookie the-emc.co.uk No description available. 10 years
_gat the-emc.co.uk This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 min
Cookie Domain Description Expiry
_ga .the-emc.co.uk The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years
_gid .the-emc.co.uk Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day
_gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-X .the-emc.co.uk A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. 1 min
Cookie Domain Description Expiry
sc_at .snapchat.com Used to identify a visitor across multiple domains. 1 year
_fbp .the-emc.co.uk This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website. 3 months
We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any external websites and apps that are linked from our sites. Document last updated: 9th October 2023