Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to enhance the user experience and to ensure that the website is functioning effectively.

This Cookie Policy is a part of our Privacy Policy. For more information on how we protect the personal data of our users, please see our Privacy Policy.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

To find out more about cookies, click here: https://cookiesandyou.com/

What Cookies we use

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work then.

Cookie used Description Expiry
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests. Session
Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie used Description Provider Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Google Analytics 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Google Analytics Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Google Analytics Session
wooTracker Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Woopra 2 years
pll_language Used to determine the preferred language of the visitor and sets the language accordingly on the website, if possible. 1 year
Google Analytics
About the service

Google Analytics is a website statistics service. We use Google Analytics to obtain general usage statistics from our website. It is used primarily to find out how many people visit our pages, how the pages are used and which articles are read the most. According to Google’s Terms of Use, personally identifiable information is not submitted to Google Analytics.

Useful links

Data privacy and security: https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008

Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Woopra
About the service

Woopra is a website statistics service. We use Woopra to obtain general usage statistics from our website. It is used primarily to find out how many people visit our pages, how the pages are used and which articles are read the most.

Useful links

Woopra’s Privacy Policy: https://www.woopra.com/privacy

Marketing/Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie used Description Provider Expiry
fr Used by Facebook to deliver advertisement products. Facebook 3 months
tr, _fbp Unclassified Facebook Session
PREF Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. YouTube 8 months
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. YouTube Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. YouTube 179 days
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. YouTube Session
yt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. YouTube Session
yt-remote-connected-devices,
yt-remote-device-id
Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. YouTube Persistent
yt-remote-fast-check-period,
yt-remote-session-app,
yt-remote-session-name
Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. YouTube Session
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. Doubleclick 2 years
r/collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Doubleclick Session
test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. Doubleclick Session
lidc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Linkedin Session
_hjIncludedInSample Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder. Session
Facebook
About the service

Facebook is a social medium. We use Facebook’s advertising pixel to advertise to people who have been on our website when they subsequently log in to Facebook or Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) and to build the audience for advertising based on past visitor characteristics. We do not receive any personally identifiable information about these people and only see aggregated numbers.

YouTube
About the service

YouTube is a video sharing service. We embed videos from our official YouTube channel on this website to show video content. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services.

How can you manage cookies?

Most internet browsers provide settings to allow you to prevent your computer from accepting cookies from websites. Be aware that doing so may prevent the features of this website, and other websites, from working properly.

Typically, these settings are located in the options or preferences menu in your chosen browser. The following links may be useful in locating and using these settings:

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies

You can install a Google Analytics browser plug in to prevent websites from sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found here.

Revisions to the Cookie Policy

Last updated 9th May 2019
We keep our cookie notice under regular review and thus the notice may be subject to changes at any time.