Cookies policy

Like many websites, CRAC places small data files known as cookies on your computer. This page explains what cookies are used by CRAC.

By using our website (through any device) you agree that this Cookies policy applies to that use in addition to our privacy policy.

We reserve the right to make changes to our Cookies policy. Any such changes shall appear here and become effective immediately. Your continued use of our website is taken as meaning that you agree to any such changes.

What are cookies?

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 specific website.

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 Vitae 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.

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Cookie type


Used to determine unique visitors to our site



Calculates the average length of time users spend on our site



Works together with __utmb to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site



Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site


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 website visit is not sent to Google Analytics.

Cookies to make functions on the CRAC website work

These cookies control how the website works by remembering your choices and preferences.

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Cookie type


Used to identify the user's session.  This user session matches up to information stored on the user's visit for their browsing.  This will be used to identify the user and store information in the ‘dashboard' for logged-in users



If changing display options this stores the option selected



If registering during a session, this remembers that registration has been completed



On logging in, the user can select a ‘remember me' option to remember their login details in future sessions



Sets the date when the ‘remember me' option is selected



A cookie to verify the user, to avoid users faking the username cookie


What if I don't want to accept cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, 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.