Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while they use a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.

Cookies cannot be programmed or carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer.


The Amino Communications website uses cookies to make the browsing experience more efficient, enjoyable and to collect anonymous profile information about users. This information helps Amino Communications understand what pages on the website are popular and which pages may need improving.
This information is only used by the internal team and will not be passed to any third party organisation.


Name Description Expiry
utma (Google) This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. Two years from set/update
_utmb (Google) This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method. This cookie will expire at the end of the session
_utmz (Google) This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view. Six months from set/update
Refresh_2012 (Aminocom) The session cookie is used to allow the browser to load the site without breaking or disrupting content. This also allows the browser to process any requests made such as clicking on a link and or navigating the site. This cookie will expire at the end of the session


If you want to restrict or block cookies on the Amino Communications website, or other websites you visit, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you can visit which contains comprehensive information on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.