What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to record certain interactions on a site. They provide anonymous data that is not harmful to your computer. They are used to remember user preferences, such as country selected, login details or page customisation. Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a site. For example, what channel is used to reach the site or what page is most popular.

SFYFC only uses cookies that collect data pertaining to analytics software. These are used to help enhance the site for you by measuring usage and performance of the site.

This site also uses session cookies. These cookies are temporary. They allow SFYFC to hold the data about the login credentials of the user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. More information is listed below about the cookies that SFYFC uses.This information on traffic and the pages that are visited enables us to make decisions to alter the site to make it even better for our users.

The information gathered contains no personal details and is soley used for our own purposes.

What cookies does SFYFC use?

A description of the cookies SFYFC and our preferred technology partners use across the site can be found below. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage.


PHPSESSID - This cookie is a session cookie which SFYFC deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site may break.


NID, SNID, PREF, khcookie - These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.

We use third party cookies because the site uses Google Analytics tools to track visitors .
Google Analytics Cookies
2) Google Analytics Cookies
__utma - These are used to determine unique visitors to our website. This cookie expires after 2 years.

__utmb – These are used to establish and continue a user session with our website. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.

__utmc – These are used to determine whether or not to establish a new session for a website visitor. This cookie expires when the visitor closes their browser.

__utmz – These are used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our website. This cookie expires after 6 months

Where can I get more information?

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies Guide
All About Cookies

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioner's Office