Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small data file sent from a website to your device (computer or mobile phone) that is stored by your web browser as a text file. Cookies allow websites to remember information about your visit, for example when you log in; information entered into forms or which pages you’ve visited, among other functions. The length of time a cookie is stored on your device varies: some are stored for the duration of your visit, with others stored for much longer.

This page details how the Resource Data Management website uses cookies.

 

How We Use Cookies

Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Cookies help us identify your device, performance of typical actions on this website or when you are logged in to specific secure zones. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features.

 

Managing Your Cookies

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to change your privacy preferences to prevent non-essential cookies being set. This functionality is provided by the RDM Privacy Preference Tool.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

 

List of Cookies

Tracking and performance cookies are used to provide a better overall user experience. Below is a list of the cookies we use on this site. This list is reviewed and regularly updated so please check back to ensure that you are kept up to date of all of the cookies that we are tracking.

 

Cookies used on the RDM website have been categorised according to the categories in the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) UK Cookie Guide (available here)

Category Description
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Performance cookies These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality cookies These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
Targeting & Advertising cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

Some cookies are strictly necessary in enabling you to move around this website and use its most basic features. Without these cookies, for example, you would not be able to login to secure zones.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

The Resource Data Management website is managed using the DNN Content Management System

 

Cookie Description Lifespan Host
ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. Session www.resourcedm.com
__RequestVerificationToken Anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. Session www.resourcedm.com
USERNAME_CHANGED A DNN cookie used by the CMS to store Username on Login. Session www.resourcedm.com
_DRMCategory Used by the Third party DNN 'Repository' Module to track selected categories. Session www.resourcedm.com
.DOTNETNUKE Issued by DNN, necessary for site functionality, including forms authentication, created when a user logs in Session www.resourcedm.com
dnn_IsMobile A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device. Session www.resourcedm.com
.ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves. 2 months www.resourcedm.com

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

 

Cookie Description Lifespan Host
__utmz This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months www.resourcedm.com
__utmb This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Any activity by a user within the 30-minute lifespan will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
25 minutes www.resourcedm.com
__utmc This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.
In this older versions, this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie, it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
Session www.resourcedm.com
__utma This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions.
It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
2 years www.resourcedm.com
__utmt This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes 3 minutes www.resourcedm.com

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices that users make. For example, user name, language or region, and provide enhanced, more personal features.

 

Cookie Description Lifespan Host
__unam This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page. 9 months www.resourcedm.com
__atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.
23 minutes www.resourcedm.com
Language There are many different types of cookies associated with this name, and a more detailed look at how it is used on a particular website is generally recommended.
However, in most cases it will likely be used to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language. The ICC category given here is based on this usage.
Session www.resourcedm.com
__atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
It stores an updated page share count.cookie can be customised by website owners.
One Year www.resourcedm.com