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Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number that identifies your computer on a network. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
We may also perform IP lookups to determine the domain you are coming from (e.g. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to gauge more accurately our users’ demographics.
How to Manage Cookies in your browser
Our cookies do not store financial information, or information that is capable of directly identifying you, such as your name or address. If you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies.
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
These cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|Cookie name||Description||Scope & Expiry|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years|
|_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|
These cookies are used to track visitors across our website. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. They also allow visitors to share our content.
|Cookie name||Description||Scope & Expiry|
|_atuvc||Updates the counter f a we site’s social sharing features.||13 months|
|_atuvs||Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing
|at-lojson-cache-#||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.||Persistent|
|bt2||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
|fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||3 months|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficancy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||2 years|
|loc||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).||13 months|
|NID||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||6 months|
|sess||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session|
|SEUNCY||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits||179 days|
|TapAd_DID/td>||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.||2 months|
|TapAd_TS||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.||2 months|
|TDCPM||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||1 year|
|TDID||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||1 year|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session|
|uid||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.||1 year|
|uuid2||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||3 months|
|uvc||Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.||13 months|
|vc||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis||1 year|
|xtc||Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media.||13 months|