A cookie is a small data file which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. When you return to a previously visited website – or visit a website that uses the same cookies – that website will recognise these cookies and therefore your device.
Cookies perform essential functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and generally improving your browsing experience.
We use the information stored in these files in two ways:
These cookies are necessary, as they enable you to move around our website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather any information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, using the web analytics platforms Google Analytics. You can find out more about Google Analytics at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.
Third-party cookies are cookies operated by providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These cookies are placed by the relevant third party and we have no control over these cookies other than allowing them to be served.
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years||Analytics|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||1 day||Analytics|
|GPS||This cookie is set by YouTube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location||30 minutes||Analytics|
|_gat_gtag_UA_53270658_3||This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites||1 minute||1 minute|
|YSC||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.||8 months||Performance|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is set by YouTube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.||5 months||Advertisement|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.||1 year||Advertisement|
|NID||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Google also uses this cookie to help customise ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, Google use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps Google to show you customized ads on their advertising networks.||6 months||Advertisement|
Can you refuse or opt out of cookies?
Changing your browser settings can limit or prevent cookies and should use your browser’s ‘help’ function to learn more about how to do this. You can also find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you’d like to find out more about how to manage cookies stored on your device, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/