Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieNamePurpose
Cookie preferencecookie_notice_acceptedThis cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our site. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie. Stored for six months.
Universal Analytics (Google)_ga
_gali
_gat_UA-1036645-1
_gid
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
YouTube cookiesPREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*GPS

YSC

We embed videos from YouTube without using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, and YouTube will store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF – * Expires after eight months
VSC – * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – *expires after eight months
remote_sid – * expires at the end of your session

GPS – 135 days

YSC –  when the broswing session ends.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.