Notice on use of cookies and (together the “Website”) use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us analyze which pages are being used and improve our Website. We only use this information for the purpose of statistical analysis to provide you with a better Website.

You can choose to accept or decline our cookies by using the tools described below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file consisting of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website.

Key Concepts

First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is “first” or “third” party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device after the end of a browser session for the period of time specified in each cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

What cookies does the Website uses and why?

Cookie name Purpose Duration Domain name Category
Multitrans Used to distinguish users during sign in to access Franklin’s extranet Strictly necessary
Killmenothing Used to distinguish sessions 1 minute Strictly necessary
Themename Used to store theme preference (when applicable) 2 month Strictly necessary
SULang Used to store language preference 2 month Strictly necessary
WordPress Used to store language preference Strictly necessary
_utma Used to distinguish users and sessions 2 years

Google Analytics


_utmb Used to determine new sessions / visits 30 minutes

Google Analytics


_utmc Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site session

Google Analytics

_utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data 2 years

Google Analytics


_utmz Records type of referral used by visitor to reach the site (such as direct, referring link, website search, ad campaign, e-mail link) 6 months

Google Analytics



Performance: “Performance” cookies collect information about how you use website – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.

Strictly necessary: “Strictly necessary” cookies are essential to enable you to access the secure area of Franklin’s extranet and to store your language preference.

Some of our “Performance” cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Your consent

We require your prior consent only for the use of “Performance” cookies.

By your continued use of our Website, you agree to our placing “Performance” cookies on your computer in order to analyze the way you use our Website.

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Website, you can delete or block cookies or simply stop using our Website.

How to delete and block cookies

If you prevent the use of cookies, we cannot guarantee how our Website will perform and function for you.

Changing your cookie settings

You may change your cookie settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. The following links may be helpful:

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website.

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google’s help pages and privacy policy:

Can I withdraw my consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete or block cookies using your internet browser settings.