Use of ‘cookies’
We want to ensure that the Trademark Clearinghouse websites and services are easy to use and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, including small files known as cookies. These files cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve our services for you by, for example:
- enabling a site to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using our sites, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
Several cookies are set by our web servers to ensure that your session is maintained for the duration of your visit (until you close your web browser), to help the site remember your settings and preferences (so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to us) and to help us to diagnose and improve the website.
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website. (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/cookie-usage#cookiesSet )
How can I control cookies?
Web browser cookies:
Cookie name, purpose and expiry details
Used to determine unique visitors to this 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.†
2 years from set/update
Used to establish and continue a user session with this site.†
30 minutes from set/update
Used to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.†
At end of session
Stores the type of referral used by a visitor to reach this 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 this site. The cookie is updated with each page view to this site.†
6 months from set/update
Stores user's colour scheme preference.
Stores user's text size preference.
Stops the banner message about cookies showing on every page. It is only shown on the first three pages visited, or until it is closed.
Stores user's login session