Cookies Policy

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed onto your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps examine web traffic or lets you know when you visit a site.

Essentially, cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does NOT give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies to your preference. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

We use cookies on our website and we assume you are ok with this otherwise please disable cookies in your browser or navigate away and clear cookies set by the website.

Cookies on this website are used for

  1. Analytical/performance purposes – this allows us to recognise and calculate the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate around the website when they are using it. Therefore, helping us improve the way our website functionality for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  2. Functionality purposes – to help us recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences and settings.
  3. Sharing purposes – this allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Examples of cookies used on this website

Name

Duration

Purpose

 

_ga

2 years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

 

_gat

End of browsing session

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

 

_git

End of browsing session

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

 

JSESSIONID

End of browsing session

Preserves users states across page requests

 

_utm_gif

End of browsing session

Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer

 

_utma

2 years

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics

 

_utmb

_utmc

End of browsing session

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

 

_utmt

End of browsing session

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server

 

_utmz

6 months

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked, and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics

 

vuid

2 years

Collects data on the user’s visit to the website, such as which pages have been read

 

fr

3 months

 

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers

 

GPS

End of browsing session

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location

 

impression.php/#

End of browsing session

Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button

 

uid

179 days

Collect anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website, and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads

 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

179 days

Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos

 

YSC

End of browsing session

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen

 

_atuvc

13 months

Updates the counter of a websites social sharing features

 

_atuvs

End of browsing session

Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, Add This

 

at-lojson-cache-#

Persistent

Used by the social sharing platform Add This

 

bkdc

179 days

Registers anonymized user data, such as IP address, geographical location, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network

 

bku

179 days

Registers anonymized user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network

 

bt2

255 days

Used by the social sharing platform Add This to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site

 

lidc

End of browsing session

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

 

di2

1 year

Unclassified

 

loc

13 months

Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level)

 

SEUNCY

179 days

Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits

 

TapAd_DID

2 months

Used to determine what type of device (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc.) is used by a user

 

TapAd_TS

2 months

Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc.) is used by a user

 

TDCPM

1 year

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The device is used for targeted ads

 

TDID

1 year

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The device is used for targeted ads

 

uuid

1 year

Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads

 

uuidc

1 year

Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads

 

uvc

13 months

Detects how often the social sharing service, Add This, encounters the same user

 

vc

1 year

Used by the social sharing platform Add This

 

xtc

13 months

Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media

 

io

End of browsing session

Preserves user session state across page requests

 

Lang

End of browsing session

Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website

 

_gid

End of browsing session

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

 

ads/ga-audiences

End of browsing session

Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites

 

bcookie

2 years

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services

 

bizoID

179 days

Unclassified

 

bscookie

2 years

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services

 

MUID

1 year

Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronizing the ID across many Microsoft domains

 

collect

End of browsing session

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

 

PHPSESSID

End of browsing session

Preserves user session state across page requests

 

IDE

2 years

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user

 

test_cookie

End of browsing session

Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies

 

_dc_gtm_UA-#

End of browsing session

Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag

 

If you have any questions regarding our Cookie Policy then please contact us.