Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • 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.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • 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 more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Service Cookie Name Description Expiration Time
Google Analytics gtag.js and analytics.js _ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN 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. 30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id> Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. 90 days
Google Analytics ga.js __utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascriptlibrary executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmbcookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
__utmv 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. 2 years from set/update
Google Maps NID, OGPC, APISID These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them. From 1 month to 6 months
Google 1P_JAR, CONSENT, APISD, HSID, S, SIDCC, NID, SID Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites. From 1 month to 20 years
DV, UULE These cookies are used by Google to collect information about how visitors use our site. 1 day
OTZ A cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors 1 week
PHP System PHPSESSID This cookie contains information that identifies the user and is destroyed when the session expires. Session
Hotjar hjClosedSurveyInvites This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal pop-up. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown. 1 Year
_hjDonePolls This cookie is set once a visitor completes a Poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same Poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in. 1 Year
_hjMinimizedPolls This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site. 1 Year
_hjDoneTestersWidgets This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in. 1 Year
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site. 1 Year
_hjDoneSurveys This cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn’t completed the survey yet. 1 Year
_hjIncludedInSample This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc. 1 Year
_hjShownFeedbackMessage This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show. 1 Year
Shareaholic c_id, e, lrc_e, lrc_t, p_locc_h,
p_locc_user_id_expiry,
p_orc_2, shr_br
Cookies used to share content and connect with social networks. From session to 2 years
DoubleClick DSID, IDE, _drt_, id These cookies are used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts From 2 days to 2 months
cookie_notice_accepted This cookie enables you to accept our cookie statement once every year. 1 year
WordPress wp-settings-, wp-settings-time
Used to customize the view of admin interface/main site interface for logged in users.
2 weeks
wordpress_test_cookie Checks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience. Session
wordpress_logged_in_ Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user. Session
wordpress_sec_ Essential WordPress session management cookies for logged in users. Session
itsec-hb-login-* Set by WP Security Plugin to change the backend login URL for additional security. Session
AppNexus anj, usersync These cookies contain data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with AppNexus partners. Read more information. 90 days
icu The icu cookie is used to select ads and limit the number of times a user sees a particular ad. 90 days
uuid2 This cookie is used to help deliver ads to people who have previously visited our websites, purchased our products or used our apps and to recommend products and services based on that activity. 90 days
sess It is used by the Platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus. Session
areyouahuman.com ayah_distiltag_sync Unclassified Session
aoc Unclassified 1 year
cpx.to cpSess Unclassified 1 year
crwdcntrl.net (Lotame) _cc_dc, _cc_domain, _cc_aud, _cc_cc, _cc_id Lotame is a Data Management Platform. It helps to collect and organise information from websites, mobile applications and online advertising campaigns. Lotame cookies contain non-personally identifiable information. This helps serve targeted content to users across devices and improve the effectiveness of online advertising. Find out more. 1 year
Adobe Audience Manager (demdex.net) demdex This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manager perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc. 179 days
DPM This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manager and the main business activity is online profiling for targeted marketing. 179 days
dextp Audience Manager sets this cookie to record the last time it made a data synchronization call 179 days
DSTJS Audience Manager sets this cookie when there’s an error sending data to a destination. 179 days
DST Unclassified 179 days
Adobe Advertising (everesttech.net) ev_sync_ax, ev_sync_rc, everest_g_v2, ev_sync_pm, ev_sync, fs, ev_sync, bk, gglck, _tmae, ev_sync_yh, ev_sync_ix, ev_sync_nx, ev_sync_dd, ev_sync_ox Used for targeted ads and to document efficacy of each individual ad. From Session to 2 years
Eyeota.net mako_uid, ONPLFTRH Collects data on user visits to the website, such as what pages have been accessed. The registered data is used to categorise the user’s interest and demographic profiles in terms of resales for targeted marketing. 1 year and
Session (ONPLFTRH)
ml314.com tp, u, pi Unclassified From Session to 1 year
owneriq.net lc, bkc, adpq, bsc, nsc, pmc, apq, tapq, oath, cwc, lrc, tpq, rc gguuid, oxc, p2, si, roc, kc, rmuuid, cc Collects anonymous information about products and services that people own, use or have shown interest in. That information is used to provide relevant advertising and content to in ads. From session to 5 years
scorecard
research.com
UID, UIDR The UID cookie is associated with comScore; these are used to get 3rd party measurement of audience size. 2 years
Simpli.fi uid Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads 1 year
tynt.com pids Unclassified 3 months
Rocket Fuel Inc ub, euds, cmd, eud, smd, ruds, rud Registers anonymised 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. From session to 1 year