I want my website to be easy to use, reliable and relevant to visitor interests. In order to monitor how my site is being used, and to help me improve it, my website needs to place small files known as cookies on your device (computer, mobile etc). Cookies are used by the majority of web sites. They are small text files which are harmless to your computer and are not used by this website to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
• measuring how many people are visiting the website, so areas of most interest on a site can be identified.
• enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information multiple times.
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from:
The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services I use.
Necessary Site Cookies
Necessary cookies help make my website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure
areas of the website. This website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|_cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|
|PHPSESSID||Preserves user session state across page requests.||6 days|
Preference cookies enable my website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like
your preferred language or the region that you are in.
|lang||Remembers the user's selected language version of a website||Session|
|gwcc||Used by Google Maps||3 months|
Google Analytics (Statistics) Cookies
Google Analytics sets cookies to help me accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. Google Analytics stores visitor information in an anonymised form and the cookies used by Google Analytics do not store any sensitive data, or data which identifies you personally.
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session|
Google Ad Words
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and
engaging for the individual user.
Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across web sites.
|ads/user-lists/#||Used by Google Ad Words||Session|
|c||Used by Google DoubleClick||Session|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||2 years|
|khaos||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.||1 year|
|NID||Registers aunique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||6 months|
|put_#||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.||29 days|
|rpb||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.||29 days|
|rpx||Used by Google DoubleClick||29 days|
|tap.php||Used by Google DoubleClick||Session|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||Session|
|impression.php/#||Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button.||Session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated You Tube videos.||179 days|
|YSC||Registers aunique ID to keep statistics of what videos from You Tube the user has seen.||Session|
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