Cookies and Privacy Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone 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.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Opera

Apple Safari

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

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie Name

Description

Duration

ASP.NET_SessionId

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

Session

ASP.NET_SessionId

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

Session

 

Performance Cookies

Cookie Name

Description

Duration

__utmt

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes

Session

__utmz

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

182 Days

_gclxxxx

Google conversion tracking cookie

90 Days

__utmc

When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

Session

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited._gid

1 Day

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

730 Days

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.

730 Days

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

Session

__utmb

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

Session



Functional Cookies

Cookie Name

Description

Duration

vuid

This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

730 Days



Targeting Cookies

Cookie Name

Description

Duration

_fbp

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

90 Days

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

180 Days

__jid

This domain is owned by Discus. The main business activity is: Discus provides discussion forum software enabling website owners to plug powerful functionality into their sites. On some forums it also enables site owners to sell space to advertisers with the ability to target interest based audiences.

Session

disqus_unique

Discuss cookie.

365 Days

YSC

YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Session

CONSENT

YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

5938 Days

Facebook

Facebook cookie. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services.

Session

_GRECAPTCHA

Google recaptcha cookie to stop form spam.

180 Days

test_cookie

Google doubleclick test cookie.

Session

NID

Google cookie

183 Days

_utmv#########

Google Analytics tracking cookie

Session

 

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