What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of TCC’s websites.

How TCC uses cookies

TCC uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of TCC’s websites. This helps us analyse data about our webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitor needs. By continuing to browse TCC’s websites, you are agreeing to TCC’s use of cookies.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

TCC’s cookies

TCC uses the following cookies:

Performance cookies – TCC uses these cookies to measure the performance of TCC’s websites through Google Analytics, such as visitor numbers, time spent on site and stores you (anonymously) as a visitor to our website. The following are used:

  • _utmt_utma_utmb_utmz
  • _utmc
  • wfvt_
  • _ga
  • _gat

Targeting cookies – TCC uses these cookies to record your visit to TCC’s websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. TCC will use this information to make TCC’s websites more relevant to your interests. The following are used:

  • Visitor cookies  – visitor_id
  • Opt-in cookie – pi_opt_in

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