What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by the websites you visit. 

They track your interactions with a website to make it work more efficiently for future sessions.

Cookies have many different uses. For example, they can store information to help you enter a site without having to log in. They can also help a website remember your preferred settings so it reloads them on your next visit. 

Cookies do not normally store personal information. 

Managing cookies

In your web browser, you can choose to turn cookies on or off. You can also delete specific cookies or clear your browser's cache (history).

If you choose to disable cookies, some parts of this website will not work properly.

Learn more about cookies and how to manage them.

Below are lists of the cookies we use and the cookies other organisations (third parties) may use during a session on our site.

Cookies we use

Cookie name Use Expiry  Purpose  Use 
_fbp Persistent 3 months 

Targeting/
Advertising 

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products, such as real-time bidding, from third party advertisers
_ga Persistent 2 years Performance Associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports
_gat_UA-527724-1 Persistent 1 minute Performance Associated with Google Universal Analytics. Used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gid Persistent 3 months Targeting/
Advertising
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
_gcl_au Persistent 3 months Targeting/
Advertising
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services
_hjid Persistent 11 months Performance Set when the customer first lands on a page with Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_hjIncludedInSample Session End of session Performance Set when the customer first lands on a page with Hotjar script.  It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.
__atuvc Persistent 1 year Functionality Associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. It enables visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
__atuvs Persistent 30 minutes Functionality Associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. It enables visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. 
_mibhv Persistent 2 years Performance Used for Moveable Ink Analytics. This measures the effectiveness of dynamic content in our marketing emails.
_micpn Persistent 4 days Performance Used for Moveable Ink Analytics. Collects data on visitors' preferences and behaviour on the website. This information is used to make content more relevant to the specific visitor.
has_js Session End of session Functionality Used by the Drupal content management system that our website is built on. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled.
ASP.NET_SessionId Session End of session Strictly necessary A general-purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
__RequestVerificationToken Session End of session Strictly necessary This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
saGtmSteps Session End of session Strictly necessary Used during the donation process.
donationBanner Session End of session Functionality Used to indicate whether a site visitor has clicked to dismiss the donation banner. 

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are placed by other websites via scripts or tags added into the web page. Find out more about third-party cookies. Here are some of the third-party cookies that may be used during your session.

.addthis.com AddThis loc, uvc
.adform.net AdForm _fbp, uid, C, cid
.adnxs.com AppNexus anj, uuid2
.atdmt.com Atlas Solutions AA003, ATN
.bidswitch.net Bidswitch c, tuuid, tuuid_lu
.bluekai.com Blue Kai bkdc, bkpa, bku
.calameo.com Calameo _ga, _gid
.casalemedia.com Casale Media CMID, CMPRO, CMPS, CMRUM3, CMST 
.demdex.net Adobe - Audience Manager demdex
.doubleclick.net DoubleClick IDE
.dpm.demdex.net Adobe - Audience Manager dpm
.everesttech.net Adobe everest_g_v2
.eyeota.net Eyeota mako_uid
.facebook.com Facebook fr
.google.co.uk Google CONSENT, NID
.krxd.net Krux Digital _kuid_
.media.net Media.net data-rk, visitor-id
.mnd-track-backend.herokuapp.com Heroku session_id
.mynewsdesk.com Mynewsdesk __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmt_analyze, __utmt_mndTracker, __utmz, _ga, _gat_analyze, _gid, _mynewsdesk_session, origin_site, picked_site, _dc_gtm_UA-60358014-1, _ga, _gid, comebacks
.r1-t.trackedlink.net dotdigital __cfduid
.rezync.com ReZync zync-uuid, sd-session-id
.rfihub.com Rocketfuel eud, euds, rud, ruds, smd
.rlcdn.com Live Ramp Inc pxrc, rlas3
.serving-sys.com Sizmek t1, u2
.soundcloud.com Soundcloud sc_anonymous_id
.spotxchange.com spotxchange audience
.twitter.com Twitter personalization_id
.vimeo.com Vimeo vuid
.youtube.com YouTube GPS, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC
bs.serving-sys.com Sizmek r1
ps.eyeota.net Eyeota ONPLFTRH
wk1w5fsg.micpn.com Micpn _mibhv

 

  

 
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