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Usage of 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.

For more detailed information about cookies visit:

https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

Cookies set by this website

Here is a list of all cookies used by this website and how we use them.

Independent Data Protection Authority supervision

Cookie Name Purpose Expires Related to
_ga This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years Google Analytics
_gid This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 Hours Google Analytics
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes Google Analytics
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to this site or to a certain page 2 years Google Analytics
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this site 30 minutes Google Analytics
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser Google Analytics
_utmz This tells us how you reached this site (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months Google Analytics
__atssc Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated. 2 years AddThis
__atuvc Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client. 2 years AddThis
__atuvs Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client. 30 mins AddThis
ASPSESSIONID This is used to maintain a users session when they log in. It contains the session ID only, and no personal details. When you close your browser This Website

 

How to delete and block our cookies

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