The Otex website uses small amounts of data stored on your computer called 'cookies' to collect information about how visitors use the website. You can control what cookies, if any, are stored on your computer. Find out more about cookies below.
What is a cookie?
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Your browser is the computer program you use to access the internet. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access the cookies it's already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by any other website. This is to protect your privacy.
Services that need cookies to work
Some services need to store a cookie on your computer for them to work. These cookies are removed when you finish using the service. If cookies are blocked then these services will not work.
Controlling what cookies are stored on your computer
You can set your devices to:
• Accept all cookies
• Tell you when a cookie is being received
• Not receive cookies
Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by the Otex website you can do this through your devices browser settings. The 'Help' menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the 'About cookies' website.
Google Analytics cookies
The Otex website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Mobile phones - rejecting cookies
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone's browser, see your handset manual.
Other devices - rejecting cookies
For information about how to reject cookies on your devices browser, see your devices manual.
Cookies witnessed on www.otexear.co.uk
The following are names of cookies that are currently witnessed on the Otex website. Each cookie includes a short description of what the cookie does and what type of variant the cookie falls into.
|Name of cookie||Expiry||Description|
|__utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the__utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVarmethod. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|