When it comes to cookies, our main policy is transparency.

We use "cookies" on our website to give you a more helpful and secure online experience. They're used to improve your online experience by almost every website, including our own – which is one of the reasons we think it's important you understand how cookies work, what they're for, and when they're being used.

Your privacy is also important to us and you can view our policy here.

Necessary
Necessary cookies help 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.

Name

Purpose

Expiry

Type

ASP.NET_SessionId [x2]

Maintains user state across page requests

Session

HTTP

ASPXAUTH [x2]

Identifies the user and allows authentication to the server

Session

HTTP

CookieConsent [x2]

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

13 months

HTTP

Preferences
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name

Purpose

Expiry

Type

di2

Keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the social sharing platform

2 years

HTTP

dt

Keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the social sharing platform

29 days

HTTP

uid

Unique user ID that recognizes the user on returning visits

2 years

HTTP

__uvt

Used by the user support platform to test whether cookies are enabled

1 year

HTTP

CookieConsentBulkTicket

Enables cookie consent across multiple websites

3 years

HTTP

userlang

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website

1 year

HTTP

(unnamed)

Used by to test whether cookies are enabled.

Session

HTTP

__utmt_uvTracker

Used by to throttle request rate

Session

HTTP

_session_id

Maintains user state across page requests to help desk

Session

HTTP

_uservoice_tz

Holds the users timezone

3 months

HTTP

__cfduid [x2]

Used by the content delivery network to identify trusted web traffic

1 year

HTTP

__utmt [x2]

Used by to throttle request rate

Session

HTTP

Statistics
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name

Purpose

Expiry

Type

bt

Used by the social sharing platform to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site

2 years

HTTP

bt2

Used by the social sharing platform to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site

255 days

HTTP

loc

Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located (State level)

2 years

HTTP

uit

Records social activity on a website

Session

HTTP

uvc

Updates counter on a website's social sharing function

2 years

HTTP

__atuvc [x2]

Updates counter on a website's social sharing function

2 years

HTTP

__atuvs [x2]

Makes sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page with social sharing

Session

HTTP

_at.hist.# [x2]

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user's usage history of the AddThis sharing widget

Persistent

HTML

_ga

Used by Google to distinguish unique users

2 years

HTTP

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Session

HTTP

uvts [x2]

Unique identifier for help desk system

1 year

HTTP

__utma [x3]

Determines unique visitors

2 years

HTTP

__utmb [x3]

Used to establish and continue a user session

Session

HTTP

__utmc [x3]

Determines whether or not to establish a new session for the user

Session

HTTP

__utmz [x3]

Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach a website

6 months

HTTP

NID

Tracking cookie set by Google to protect users against known intrusive sites

6 months

HTTP

metrics_token

Helps Twitter count the number of users that have seen a particular embedded Tweet or timeline

56 days

HTTP

Marketing
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name

Purpose

Expiry

Type

_drt_

Used by Google to track visitors across all websites serving advertising so that ads can be targeted to their interests

1 year

HTTP

id

Used by Google AdSense to capture and report on the actions of website visitors after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser's ads

2 years

HTTP

test_cookie

Used by DoubleClick ad service to test whether cookies are enabled

Session

HTTP

AID

Conversion cookie set by Google to help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up purchasing their products

227 days

HTTP

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