What's a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your computer that gives you a more personalised experience when using our website. They are not harmful and are not used to identify you personally.
For example, a cookie can record certain information about a visitor to a website to tailor their options for when they next visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
Most internet browsers will allow you to turn off cookies if you wish, you should refer to the Help guide of your browser to learn how to do this. But please remember that disabling or blocking cookies may impact your ability to use websites and the services that they offer.
Some tools you may find useful for working with cookies:
- Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Your Online Choices – http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
To learn more about cookies visit:
All about Cookies – http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Types of Cookies
These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorized as follows
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
Cookies We Use
These help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies:
|__cfduid||CloudFlare||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic||HTTP||1 Year|
|accounts.livechatinc.com||Necessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function.||HTTP||3 Years|
|AWSALB||process.iconnode.com||Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.||HTTP||6 Days|
|CONSENT||google.com||Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.||HTTP||19 Years|
|local_storage_support_test||twitter.com||The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by re-loading certain procedures.||HTML||Persisitent|
|PHPSESSID||blog.ewshosting.net||Preserves user session state across page requests.||HTTP||Session|
These allow a website to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks. Without these cookies a website should still work but the experience may be less functional:
|Google Analytics||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor users the website.||HTTP||2 Years|
|This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has visited the website before, or if it is a new visitor on the website.||HTTP||11 Years|
|PugT||pubmatic.com||Used to determine the number of times the cookies have been updated in the visitor’s browser. used to optimize the website’s server efficiency.||HTTP||29 days|
|personalization_id||twitter.com||This cookie is set by Twitter – The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.||HTTP||2 Years|
These are used to track visitors to a website with the intention or displaying advertisements that are relevant to the user, these may include cookies set and collected by our third-party advertisers or providers:
|AdRoll||Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement – The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.||HTTP||1 Year|
|ar_v4||ewshosting.net||Optimises ad display based on the user’s movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.||HTTP||1 Year|
|Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.||HTTP||Session|
|_te_||ewshosting.net||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||HTTP||Session|
|crwdcntrl.net||Collects an o n ymo u s statistical data related to the user’s web site visits, such as the number o f visits, average time spent on the web site and what pages have been loaded . The p rp o se is to segment the web site’s users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location , in order to enable media and marketing agencies to stru ctu re and understand their target groups to enable customised online advertising.||HTTP||270 days
|1P_JAR||google.com||Collects information on visitor behaviours on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisements.||HTTP||29 days
|adrl||outbrain.com||This cookie registers data on the visitor. The information is used to optimize advertisement relevance.||HTTP||3 months
|APID||advertising.com||Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement.||HTTP||1 year
|bluekai.com||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.||HTTP||180 days
|c||bidswitch.net||Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.||HTTP||1 year|
|d.adroll.com||Used to present the visitor with relevant content and advertisement – The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.||PIXEL||Session|
|casalemedia.com||Collects 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.||HTTP||1 day|
|facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||HTTP||3 months|
|twitter.com||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.||PIXEL||Session
|idsync/ex/receive||tapad.com||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.||PIXEL||Session|
|int/lotame||sync.sharethis.com||Used in context with the share-button toolbar. Determines which and how many share-buttons are shown to the visitor.||PIXEL||Session
|IDE||doubleclick.net||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.||HTTP||1 year
|IDSYNC||advertising.com||Identifies if the cookie-data needs to be updated in the visitor’s browser – This is determined through third-party ad-serving-companies.||HTTP||1 year
|pubmatic.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.||HTTP||399 days
|NID||google.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||HTTP||6 months
|r/collect||doubleclick.net||This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||PIXEL||Session|
|rum||casalemedia.com||Collects data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent o n the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.||PIXEL||Session|
|taboola.com||This cookie assigns a specific visitor ID, when the visitor interacts with ads or content from the website – this allows the website to target the visitor with similar ads or content.||HTTP||1 year
|tap.php||rubiconproject.com||Registers data on visitor such as IP addresses, geographical location and advertisement interaction . This information is used optimize the advertisement on websites that make use of Rubicon Project-services.||PIXEL||Session|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||HTTP||1 day
|tluid||3lift.com||This cookie is used to identify the visitor and optimize ad-relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites – the exchange of visitor data is normally provided by a third-party data-center or ad-exchange.||HTTP||3 months
|bidswitch.net||Contains a unique visitor ID, which allows Bidswitch.com to track the visitor across multiple websites. This allows Bidswitch to optimize advertisement relevance and ensure that the visitor does not see the same ads multiple times.||HTTP||1 year
|openx.net||Registers data on visitors such as IP addresses, geographical location and advertisement interaction . This information is used optimize the advertisement on websites that make use of OpenX.net services.||PIXEL||Session
|xuid||3lift.com||Used to present the visitor with relevant content and advertisement – The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.||PIXEL||Session|