Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. This means the website can recognise your device (your computer or mobile phone) if you return to the same site.

A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device's hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website.

Cookies make your experience of using websites faster and easier. They allow websites to create a customised view of pages to which you navigate. For example, they are commonly used to authenticate or identify registered users of a website without requiring them to sign in each time they access it. Other uses include maintaining a ‘shopping basket’ of goods a user has chosen to purchase, site personalisation (presenting different pages to different users) and tracking the pages a user has visited on a site for analysis purposes.

Cookies may come with or without an expiry date. Cookies without an expiry date exist until the browser is closed, while cookies with an expiry date may be stored by the device until the expiry date passes.

You can restrict or block cookies set by the Tribe Portal Website but this may limit your use of some functionality, such as creating a personalised account or storing your progress or personal notes against a Decision Aid.

Further details on the actual cookies set by the Tribe Portal Website and its third-party suppliers can be found below.

How to manage your cookies?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Cookies used on the Tribe Portal Website

A number of cookies are used on the Tribe Portal Website, all of which are described in detail below.

The list of cookies is split into two categories:

  • Essential Cookies - these are cookies required so that you can experience all of the features available on the Tribe Portal Website.
  • Third-Party Cookies - these are cookies set by external organisations in order for us to monitor and improve site usage as well as provide value added services

Essential Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID This cookie identifies your device and allows the website to remember you until you close your browser. This means that you can provide your login credentials once and each subsequent page will remember that you have already been authenticated. Without this cookie you will not be able to authenticate as a registered user of this web site and any account related features will be unavailable to you as a result. When you end your session by closing your web browser or turning off your computer 

Third-Party Cookies

Cookie Name Third-Party Purpose Expires
__utma Google  This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine unique visitors to the website and it is updated with each page view. 2 years from set/update
__utmb Google This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with Google Analytics 30 minutes from set/update
__utmz Google This cookie is used by Google Analytics to monitor search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation. 6 months from set/update