1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences).
2. What cookies do we use?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.
A) According to functionality:
Performance Cookies. Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
Performance cookies on this Site are:
s_cc , s_invisit, , s_ppv, s_ppvl, , s_visit, s_vnum: Provided by Adobe’s Site Catalyst product suite which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.
To opt out of Adobe Site Catalyst, please visit: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
_ga, _gat, _gat_UA-84641393-8, _gat_UA-28236326-1, _gid, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmv, __utmt_YS, __utmt_YS2, __utmz: Set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to enable website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.
To opt out of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, please visit the Google Analytics site.
Google Firebase: Mobile device cookie for collection of data about App Users, including via identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS)
To opt out of Google Firebase, please visit the Google Analytics for Firebase policy.
utag_main: Within this cookie are several built-in values that keep track of the visitor sessionAdvertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS) To opt out of Tealium, please visit: https://tealium.com/privacy/Optout
_cb_svref: Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie used to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.
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_ceg.s, _ceg.u: Used to track visitor sessions
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_chartbeat2, _v__chartbeat3, _chartbeat4, _cb_ls: Chartbeat real-time analytics platform used to distinguish between new and returning visitors.
To opt out of Chartbeat analytics, please visit: https://chartbeat.com/privacy
__tld__: From Segment Analytics that will Isolate and analyzes subsets of data for component trends in your business
To opt out of Segment Analytics, please visit: https://segment.com/docs/legal/privacy
Functionality Cookies. . In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site.
Functional cookies on this Site are:
__atuvc, __atuvs: A social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms
To opt out of __atuvc: please visit: https://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
lastKnownAnonymousProfileId: Cookies generated when an unregistered user visits site pages. These are used to collect analytics in the event that a user with this ID chooses to register for an account.
To opt out of lastKnownAnonymousProfileId:: please visit: https://www.aboutads.info/choices
mvpd-auth: multichannel video programming distributor authorization server for establishing and managing permissions for subscriber access to the content
To opt out of mvpd-auth, please visit: https://www.aboutads.info/choices
__lc.visitor_id.nnnnnnn: Allows websites to talk to visitors on their site. The cookie will allow the application to recognise a returning visitor to the website.
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__lc.window_state: This cookie checks stores the open/closed state of the livechat window
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__stripe_sid, __stripe_mid: associated with Calendly, a Meeting Schedulers that some websites employ. This cookie allows the meeting scheduler to function within the website.
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_unam: ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable
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Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Site and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
Opting out of third party targeting or advertising cookies does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising on third party websites, only that this advertising will not be targeted to you through the use of third party cookies.
Targeting and advertising cookies on this Site are:
aam_uuid, AMCVS_xxxxxAdobeOrg, demdex, dpm, dextp, ev_sync_dd, everest_g_v2: Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Audience Manger include analytics cookies to anonymously define new visitors, help analyze clickstream data, and track historical activity on the website, such as response to particular campaigns or the length of the sales cycle.
To opt out of Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Audience Manger, please visit: https://marketing.adobe.com/resources/help/en_US/whitepapers/cookies/cookies_analytics.html
_delighted_fst: Record your visit to our website and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
To opt out of _delighted_fst , please visit: https://optout.aboutads.info
IDE: One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
To opt out of IDE, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing
_drt_:Serves relevant ads to potential customers and gathers information about how or if you are interacting with these ads.
To opt out of _drt_ , please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy
anj, uuid2, : enables and optimizes programmatic online advertising
To opt out of anj, uuid2, please visit: https://www.appnexus.com/en/company/privacy-policy
mrkgsid, rkglsid: applies customer relationship marketing in order to showcase products and services more effectively to the customer.
To opt out of mrkgsid, rkglsid, please visit: https://optout.aboutads.info
unruly_m(#), unruly_u, AWSALB, tc, uid: This domain is owned by Unruly Media, part of News Corp. It provides an online video advertising platform and services.
To opt out of unruly_m(#), unruly_u, AWSALB, tc, uid, please visit: https://unruly.co/privacy
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. Third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in section 4 below.
Third-party cookies on this Site are:
APSID, SID, GPS, HSID, SSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, YSC, SAPISID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: Set by YouTube platform to collect data when hosting and sharing videos
To opt out of YouTube, please visit: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
auth_token, guest_id, personalization_id, secure_session, twll, _utma: Platform or site that focuses on building and reflecting social networks among people who share interests and/or activities.
To opt out of Twitter, please visit: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
BCSessionID, BCTempID: Used to identify profiles with online behavior. Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
To opt out of BlueConic, please visit: https://www.blueconic.com/privacy-policy
Bku, bkdc, bkpa: Blue Kai cookies are set by websites to register anonymized user as well as aggregate anonymous activities to enable marketers to provide more targeted online advertising.
To opt out of Blue Kai, please visit: https://datacloudoptout.oracle.com/#optout
_cc_aud, _cc_cc, _cc_dc, _cc_id: Provided by crwdcntrl.net and owned by Lotame, the main business activity is: Data Management Platform – Targeting /Advertising
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CMDD, CMID, CMPS, CMST: Casale Media advertising cookies are linked to advertising and tracking the products where users look.
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com.auth0(#): Assigned to a user at each session with a different session token, and the session token by itself gives no indication about the person who is logged in
To opt out of com.auth0(#), please visit: https://auth0.com/privacy
csrftoken, mid, mcd: Used by Instagram social sharing platform through content sharing buttons added to the website.
To opt out of Instagram, please visit: https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig
fr, _fbp, datr, AA003, ATN: Used by Meta (Facebook, Instagram, Meta Ads) to deliver more personalized advertisements as well for tracking users when set on third-party websites with a Facebook social plugin.
To opt out of fr, _fbp, datr, AA003, ATN, please visit: https://optout.aboutads.info
fyre-livecount: Offers users the option to respond to articles via LiveFyre and social logins
To opt out of mrkgsid, rkglsid, please visit: https://optout.aboutads.info
_kuid_: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
To opt out of _kuid_ , please visit: https://www.salesforce.com/products/marketing-cloud/sfmc/salesforce-dmp-privacy
LaVisitorNew, _la_sid , Lc_sso: Cookies to control the chat online service.
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s, b, B,: Used by Yahoo to provide ads, content or analytics
To opt out of Yahoo, please visit: https://policies.yahoo.com/xa/en/yahoo/privacy/topics/cookies/index.htm#device-personalization
_shopify_y, _shopify_s, This cookie is associated with Shopify’s analytics suite.
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s_vnum: Tracks number of visits by a unique visitor
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_qca: website rankings and audience segmentation
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_uid: AdServer basic function.
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UIDR: Collects digital consumption behavior data.
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