Cookie Notice

This cookie notice was updated 06 September 2018

Your privacy is very important to CRAC. We regularly review our policies and processes to keep your data secure. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with how we manage your privacy. Let us know if you have any questions.


Cookies are small files that websites save to your computer. They're here to make the site work better for you, and to help CRAC understand how people use the website. These cookies aren't used to identify you personally but they can remember activities and preferences chosen by you and your browser. You can manage cookies by controlling which cookies are saved or by deleting them, if you wish.

Types of cookies

A persistent cookie, also called a permanent or stored cookie, is a cookie that is stored on a user's hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a web application.

A session cookie, also called a transient cookie, is a cookie that is erased when the user closes the web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user's computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Both types of cookie are used on the CRAC website.

Cookies for measuring the use of the CRAC website (analytics)

By understanding how people use the website, CRAC can improve the information provided. This also ensures that the service is available when you want it. CRAC uses Google Analytics to gather this data.

Cookie name Purpose Cookie type
__utma Used to determine unique visitors to our site Persistent
__utmb Calculates the average length of time users spend on our site Session
Works together with __utmb to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site
__utmz Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site Persistent

Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose that information about your visit to this application is not sent to Google Analytics.

Cookies set by Google Analytics

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

What if I don't want to accept cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website or web application, you should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use on each device you use to access the Internet. Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted websites" in your Internet browser. For more information on how to do this, visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this Cookies Policy please contact:
The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd
22 Signet Court
United Kingdom
Tel: 01223 460277