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Cookies enable us to identify when you are logged in to our site and the the device you are using. We only use cookies that are strictly necessary to provide you with certain features and for you to move around our site. Some of our cookies are used to enhance the functionality of our website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience. Below are a list of cookies that we currently used and why we use them.

The RYA does not sell any information collected by our cookies, nor do we declose the information to third parties unless requested to by law. 

Category 1

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie Description 
COMMERCE_SITE
_Identity
Our registration, join, login and shop uses this cookie to allow a user to login, join and add items to the basket. 
ASP.NET_SessionId ASP.NET issues a cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser). This cookie does not store personal data about you.
.ASPXAUTH The ASPXAUTH cookie is used when a username and password is required for authentication. This cookie determines that a user is logged in. When the user logs out of the website, this cookie is removed from the browser.
 ISAWPLB The RYA uses a number of servers to serve our websites, this cookie is used to keep a user connected to the same server throughout the duration of their visit.

  

Category 2 

Performance Cookies

 

Cookie Description 
COMMERCE_SITE
_CacheCoherency
This cookie is used to make sure that whenever a change occurs to a user profile, it sets a user cookie that contains a time stamp of the user's last profile change. If a user is sent to another computer in the Web Farm, the new server will compare the cookie time stamp to the time stamp of the last profile change in cache. If the time stamps differ, the computer will retrieve updated profiles information from the database and refresh the information in the profiles cache.
 __utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine 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.
 __utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.
 __utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.
 eJoinAffiliateCookie Affiliate tracking — where the cookie is used to let affiliates know that a visitor to a site visited a partner site some timelater and if that visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service, including details of the product and service purchased. Affiliate tracking cookies allow the affiliate to improve the effectiveness of their site.
 affiliateShopCookie Affiliate tracking — where the cookie is used to let affiliates know that a visitor to a site visited a partner site some timelater and if that visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service, including details of the product and service purchased. Affiliate tracking cookies allow the affiliate to improve the effectiveness of their site.

 

Category 3 

Functionality cookies

 

Cookie Description 
COMMERCE_SITE
_Personalisation
This cookie is used to make sure that whenever a change occurs to a profile, it sets a user cookie that contains a time stamp of the user's last profile change. If a user is sent to another computer in the Web Farm, the new server will compare the cookie time stamp to the time stamp of the last profile change in cache. If the time stamps differ, the computer will retrieve updated profiles information from the database and refresh the information in the profiles cache.
PREF Some of our pages display embedded YouTube videos, which set three cookies: PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (youtube), and use_hitbox3 (youtube). Please note that YouTube, as part of Google, uses Google's Privacy Policy
HidePromoBanner This cookie is used to remember if a user has requested to hide the promo banner control

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