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The Cookies we use are:
|Name of Cookie||Essential or Non-essential?||Type of cookie||First or Third party?||Session or Persistent?||Expiry time||Purpose|
|@@History/@@scroll|#||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Persistent||End of browser session||Remembers mouse scroll position when browsing the site|
|_ga||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Persistent||2 Years||To distinguish website visitors|
|_gat||Non-essential||Functional||First Party||Session||End of browser session||Used by Google to throttle the request rate.|
|_gid||Non-essential||Analytical||First Party||Session||End of browser session||Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website|
|_atuvc||Non-essential||Functionality||Third part||Session||13 MONTHS||Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features.|
|_atuvs||Non-essential||Functionality||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service|
|bkdc||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Persistent||179 days||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|
|bku||Non-essential||Targeting/Advertising||Third party||Persistent||179 days||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.|
|bt2||Non-essential||Targeting/Advertising||Third party||Persistent||255 days||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site|
|collect||Non-essential||Advertising/Tracking||Third- party||Session||End of browser session||Tracks user across multiple devices to display advertisements|
|di2||Non-essential||Advertising/Tracking||Third party||Persistent||1 year||AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.|
|GPS||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location|
|impression.php/#||Non-essential||Tracking||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button|
|loc||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||13 months||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level)|
|mus||Non-essential||Targeting||Third Party||Session||1 year||Used by the social links sharing service “AddThis”, included on some web pages in order to give visitors the option to recommend our website content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter|
|ouid||Non-essential||Functional||Third Party||Session||1 year||Enables users to login into their social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook and Pintrest and share content from our website with their friends|
|PREF||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Persistent||8 months||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites|
|RUN_ID||Non-essential||Targeting/Advertising||Third party||Persistent||3 months||This domain is owned by RUN, a USA based company providing programmatic advertising technology focussed on mobile platforms.|
|SEUNCY||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Persistent||179 days||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device for return visits|
|TapAd_DID||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Session||2 months||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user|
|TapAd_TS||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Session||2 months||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user|
|TapAd_TTD_SYNC||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Session||2 months||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.|
|TDCPM||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||1 year||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads|
|TDID||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||1 year||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ad|
|uid||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Session||1 year||Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers|
|uuid||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||1 year||Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered dat a is used for targeted ads|
|uuidc||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||1 year||Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads|
|uvc||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Session||13 months||Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user|
|vc||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Session||1 year||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Non-essential||Functional||Third party||Persistent||179 days||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos|
|xtc||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||13 months||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos|
|YSC||Non-essential||Analytical||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen|
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