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. Learn about cookie contents

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, like the TalkStroke forum.

Learn more about cookies and how to manage them.

Cookies we use

__atuvc, __atuvs 
These cookies relate to the AddThis widget and enable users to share content on social networking sites. 

_ga 
This helps Google Universal Analytics distinguish between unique web users. 

_gat_UA-527724-1 
This is used by Google Analytics to limit the amount of data recorded on high traffic websites. 

_hjIncludedInSample 
This measures user interaction for the analytics tool Hot Jar.

has_js 
This is used by our Drupal content management system (CMS) to check if a visitor has JavaScript.

pcaInstallationId, pcaSavedAddresses  
Associated with PCA Predict, these cookies help our website predict a user's address using postcode search.  

SESS?
This helps our Drupal CMS store a user's session data including their login.

SSESS?
This helps our Drupal CMS store session data required for secure page support.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies come from other sites that have ads or images on our website.

di2, dt, loc, uid, uvc, vc
From AddThis, these cookies enable their media sharing widget. 

C, cid, uid
From Adform, these cookies track the effectiveness of online advertising.

AWSELB
From Amazon Web Server, this measures website performance.

anj, sess, uuid2 from App Nexus advertising
MR, MUID from Bing and MSN advertising
_BUID from Bizible advertising
These cookies track the effectiveness of online advertising.

_cb, _cb_ls, _chartbeat2
F
rom Chartbeat, this cookie is used to identify and track web users.

id, IDE, test_cookie from Google Doubleclick advertising
lidc from LinkedIn job advertising
These cookies track the effectiveness of our online advertising.

MUID
F
rom Microsoft MSN, this identifies and tracks unique users.

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmt_analyze, __utmt_hosted, __utmt_mndTracker, __utmz, _biz_flagsA, _biz_nA, _biz_pendingA, _biz_sid, _biz_uid, _dc_gtm_UA548516734, _dc_gtm_UA603580141, _ga, _gat_analyze, _mkto_trk, _mynewsdesk_session, origin_site, picked_site
From Mynewsdesk, these cookies enable the media newsroom on this site. 

JSESSIONID
From New Relic, this is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. 

i
From OpenX advertisingthis is used to track the effectiveness of online advertising.

pa_crosswise_ts, pa_fbx_ts, pa_google_ts, pa_mrin_ts, pa_openx_ts, pa_pubmatic_ts, pa_rubicon_ts, pa_twitter_ts, pa_uid, pa_yahoo_ts from Perfect Audience advertising
KRTBCOOKIE_931, PUBMDCID from Pubmatic advertising
c, rpx, khaos, put_4106, rpb f
rom Rubicon Project advertising
These cookies are used to track the effectiveness of online advertising.

guest_id from Twitter
This cookie is used to identify and track web users.

ex, ext, pdv, uid from Univide advertising
AFFICHE_ from Weborama advertising
These cookies track the effectiveness of online advertising.

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