WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Facebook Pixel ID 1590279637940219||n/a||Optimization and tracking all built into one piece of tracking code|
|Google Analytics_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|Google Analytics_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|Google Analytics_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate|
|Google Analytics AMP token||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|Google Analytics__utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|Google Analytics__utmc||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|Google Analytics__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|Google Analytics__utmx||18 months||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.|
|Google Analytics__utmxx||18 months||Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.|
|Google Analytics__gaexp||Depends on the length of the experiment but typically 90 days||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.|
|CLICKY_jsuid||n/a||The purpose of the third party cookie is for web sites with multiple domains and who want to track visitor sessions across multiple domains, which is not possible with first party cookies|
|CLICKY_eventqeue||When you leave the website||The purpose is to store these events in a queue so on the subsequent page view, these events can be processed and logged|
|CLICKY_custom_data_[key]||n/a||Used to remember the user’s custom data in each session|
|CLICKY_ referrer_og||90 days||This cookie stores the external referrer for a visitor, so that on future visits the same referrer will be attached to their sessions|
|CLICKY_utm_og||90 days||This cookie stores dynamic (UTM) campaign variables, so that on future visits the same campaign data will be attached to their sessions|
|CLICKY_first_pageview||10 minutes||It is used to make our tracking code more efficient, so certain processes are only run on a visitor’s initial page view|
|CLICKY_heatmaps_g2g_[site_id]||When you leave the website||Used to determine whether or not to log data about where a visitor is clicking on a site to send back to our servers and use that data to generate a heatmap report of clicks on that page|
|CLICKY_ unpoco_[site_id]||1 hour||This allows the Service to more accurately track “time on site” values.|
|CLICKY_no_tracky_[site_id]||1 hour||This cookie is set whenever data is sent in for a site that is disabled. It tells our tracking code to stop sending data to us.|
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
DO WE USE OTHER COOKIES?
Some of our pages may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.
HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.