What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They enable the storage of small amounts of data to enable the functioning of a website, optimise website operation, track and analyse website activity and personalise advertising and other content. Some cookies are set by the website you are visiting while some cookies are third party cookies, which means that they are stored and used by other service providers.
Some cookies are vital in that our website could not function properly without them. These cookies allow us, for example, to identify trusted web traffic.
Social media features
We embed videos and features (for example share buttons) on our website, which are connected to third party services and websites. These features enable the storage of cookies and transmission of information by such third parties in accordance with their own policies.
What cookies do we use and how long are they stored?
Below are all the cookies used on our website, descriptions of their purpose and the length of their storage. Each cookie is listed in the category that reflects its purpose.
|__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||29 days|
|CookieConsent||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.||1 year|
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie that registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||1 day|
|_gid||Google Analytics cookie that registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day|
|IDE||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.||1 year|
|r/collect||This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session|
|test_cookie||A cookie by Google DoubleClick used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||1 day|
Social media features
|uvc||AddToAny cookie that updates the counter for the website’s social sharing features.||1 day|
|GPS||Cookie by YouTube that registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||1 day|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days|
|YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Persistent|
|yt-remote-device-id||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Persistent|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
|yt-remote-session-app||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
|yt-remote-session-name||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
We do not have control over the collection, storage and use of information by third parties providing analytics and marketing cookies and social media features. Further information on such cookies and features and the information collected by them can be found in the privacy policies of the respective third parties:
- Google (Google Analytics, Google DoubleClick and YouTube): https://policies.google.com/?hl=en-US
- AddToAny: https://www.addtoany.com/privacy
Cookie settings and how to manage them
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en-GB
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies
You may also refer to www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more about cookies and how to control your browser’s cookie settings.