What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Among other things, the cookies we use allow us to improve your experience when using our website and to ensure the website performs as you expect it to.
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
Which type of cookies operate on our website?
We have 5 varieties of cookies which operate on our website:
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Type||Cookies name||Session / Persistent||First / Third Party||Description and Purpose|
|local_storage_support_test||Persistent||Third Party||The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.|
|CookieConsent||Persistent||First Party||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain|
|visid_incap_#||Persistent||First Party||These first party cookies are set by a third party service to filter out malicious requests. The information generated cannot identify you as an individual.|
|___utmvc||Persistent||Third Party||The cookie is an Incapsula cookie that used for testing client behavior. The cookie value contains various testing values (contains no meaningful data).|
|vtkau_sess_||Persistent||First Party||For website session use only|
|uvc||Persistent||Third Party||Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.|
|xtc||Persistent||Third Party||Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.|
|loc||Persistent||Third Party||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).|
|test_cookie||Persistent||Third Party||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|IDE||Persistent||Third Party||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.|
|tr||Session||Third Party||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|fr||Persistent||Third Party||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|__widgetsettings||Persistent||Third Party||Collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.|
|i/jot||Session||Third Party||Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers.|
|_at.cww||Persistent||First Party||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis|
|at-rand||Persistent||First Party||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis|
|__atuvc||Persistent||First Party||Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features.|
|__atuvs||Persistent||First Party||Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.|
|_fbp||Persistent||First Party||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|_ga||Persistent||First Party||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gid||Persistent||First Party||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Persistent||First Party||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.|
|vtkau_test_cookie||Persistent||First Party||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|yt-remote-device-id||Persistent||Third Party||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Persistent||Third Party||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|YSC||Persistent||Third Party||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
|GPS||Persistent||Third Party||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.|
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can accept or decline cookies and can manage the cookies by using the tools we provided. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by using the tools we provided or by setting your browser to not accept cookies. You can delete cookies already on your computer or device at any time.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Changes to the Cookie Statement
Last updated: 17/03/2020