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First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time (eg cookies placed by http://aaronhall.com/).
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
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To find out about specific cookies we may use on this site, please see below.
The cookies used on our site may be categorised as follows:
‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our Web site – eg which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and may only be used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.
We may use performance cookies to:
Some of our performance cookies may be managed for us by third parties. However, we won’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
By using our site, you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.
We may give users the option to share our stories on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To deliver this service we may link to a third party website. If you use our share buttons you may be directed to a third party website controlled by AddThis. We have no control over the cookies that site sets when you use its services.
Information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at:
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC Web site section:
First party cookies
|Cookie name||Purpose||Duration||Strictly necessary|
|Preferred-view||Used to track user’s view selection||1 year||N||Performance|
|Recommendeditems||Used to track user’s searches to present recommended items||Session||N||Performance|
Third party cookies
|Cookie name||Purpose||Duration||Strictly necessary (Y/N)||Domain source||Category|
|_utma||Determines first visit to the site from a particular browser||2 years||N||Performance|
|_utmb||Used to establish and continue a user session with the site||30 mins||N||Performance|
|_utmc||Holds time stamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves the site||Session||N||Performance|
|_utmz||Records type of referral used by visitor to reach the site (such as direct, referring link, Web site search, ad campaign, e-mail link)||6 months||N||Performance|
|uid||Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID||2 years||N||Performance|
|di/dt||Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies||Session||N||Performance|
|bt||User interest modeling||2 years||N||Performance|
|uvc||Measures how often we see an AddThis user. It expires after 2 years.||2 years||N||Performance|
|ssc/psc/uvc||Used in recording user sharing and social activity. These expire after 2 years.||2 years||N||Performance|
|loc||Geo-location, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located.||2 years||N||Performance|
|ssh/sshs||Used for optimizing sharing settings for the user||2 years||N||Performance|
* Google Analytics
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We may occasionally link to interactive digital publications. If you click on one of these links, you will be directed to a website controlled by the digital publication. We have no control over the cookies that they will set when you use these services.