What are cookies?
What are cookies used for?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. An example is when a browser stores your passwords and user ID’s.
Can I control my cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies
- block all cookies
- allow all cookies
- block third-party cookies
- clear all cookies when you close the browser
- open a ‘private browsing’ session
- install add-ons and plug-ins to extend broswer functionality
You need to be aware that if you choose to block cookies from your browser it may cause you to lose some of the functions of the websites you visit.
Find information about controlling cookies on:
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
To find out more about the new cookies legislation visit the Information Commissioners Office.
|Cookie name||Cookie provider||Expires after||Description of cookie|
|__utma||Google Analytics||2 years||This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||30 minutes||A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||End of session||A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||End of session||This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.|
|bt||AddThis||2 years||User interest modeling.|
|di||AddThis||2 years||Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies.|
|dt||AddThis||1 month||Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies.|
|loc||AddThis||2 months||Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. (State level).|
|psc||AddThis||End of session||These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity|
|uid||AddThis||End of session||Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID.|
|uit||AddThis||1 day||User id and login time tracking.|
|user_segment||AddThis||1 month||Allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email.|
|uvc||AddThis||End of session||Measures how often we see an AddThis user.
These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity
|ssc||AddThis||2 years||These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity.|
|ssh||AddThis||2 years||Used for optimizing sharing settings for the user.|
|xtc||AddThis||End of session||Used for logging user activity.|
|_canary, _xgcid, _xguid, _mpush||xgraph.net||End of session||Created by the AddThis plugin to assist with user analytics and advertising performance management.|
|ck, oo, pt||.go.affec.tv||End of session||Created by the AddThis plugin. Affectv is a social analytics company that helps brands and companies to understand the users that visit their webpages.|
|clid, ipinfo, acs, lbh||.media6degrees.com||End of session||Part of the AddThis application and collects behavioural information.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF||youtube.com||End of session||Created by YouTube when embedded videos into the website using YouTube’s embeded code..|
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