When Beyond Matter provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small pieces of data known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested.
Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from AllAboutCookies.org.
Beyond Matter store information about you, using cookies (data sent by us to your computer or other access device), which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this so we can use statistics on site usage using Google Analytics. This is used on all Beyond Matter sites. We also use various session cookies on the sites. These are used to track valid users on the sites.
If you wish to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for the browser you are using.
Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by our websites and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please get in touch.
Google Analytics / Login areas
Name Example Content Expires
_utma Randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number When you close your browser
_utmz Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months
ASP.NET_SessionId Randomly generated key used to identify your browser session, allowing us to persist your login and store some user settings. When the browser is closed