Cookies Policy

In order for this site to work properly, and in order to evaluate and improve the site we and other organisations may collect information by using small files and other tracking technologies on your computer (for simplicity we refer to all such technologies as “cookies”). Over 90% of all websites do this. By continuing to use this site, you agree to us and third party organisations using cookies as described below. You can opt out of the use of cookies by following the links below, though please bear in mind that if you do the performance and your enjoyment of our site may be affected.

There are a variety of cookies used on The Access Project website, mostly to improve the user experience and help us tailor content to user need.

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back.

How we use cookies

Alongside many other websites we use Google Analytics to track anonymous data about visitors that use our site. This is in order to help us improve usability and deliver relevant content. If you are not comfortable with this in any way we advise you to refrain from using the website.

What cookies are in place?

  • Google Analytics
    • ‘__utma’ – This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. (Expires after 2 years);
    • ‘__utmb’ – A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. (Expires after 30 minuties);
    • ‘__utmc’ – A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. (Expires at end of session);
    • ‘__utmz’ – This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. (Expires at end of session).

More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website.

Most browsers will enable you to manage your cookies preferences e.g. have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or use it to disable cookies altogether. If you do decide to disable or delete them altogether some sites won’t work as well as they rely on cookies to provide you with the service you have requested.

Changes to this cookies policy

From time to time We may update this Cookies Policy. When we do, we will publish the changes on this site. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the site.

If you have any queries about this Cookies Policy please write to:

The Access Project,
Bastion House,
140 London Wall,

Last updated: May 22nd 2015.