What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or other device by when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalised, responsive service and improve the website.
Cookies can be 'Session Cookies' or 'Persistent Cookies'. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
Cookies We Use and Their Purpose
We use four types of Cookies - 'Strictly Necessary' Cookies, 'Performance' Cookies, 'Functionality' Cookies and 'Targeting' or 'Advertising' Cookies. Each type of Cookies and the purposes for which we use them are described in this section. To learn about the specific Cookies we use, please see our List of Cookies.
Strictly Necessary Cookies are necessary for our Website to provide you with a full service. If you disable them, certain essential features of the Website will not be available to you and the performance of the Website will be impeded.
'Performance' Cookies collect information about how you use our Website, for example which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies don't collect any information that could identify you - all the information collected is anonymous. We may use these Cookies to help us understand how you use the website and assess how well the Website performs and how we could improve it for you. We may also use such Cookies to discover which parts of the Website interest you and measure how effective our advertising is.
'Functionality' Cookies enable a website to provide you with specific services or a customised experience. We may use these Cookies to provide you with services such as watching a video or adding user comments. We may also use such Cookies to remember changes you make to your settings or preferences (for example, changes to text size or your choice of language or region) or offer you time-saving or personalised features.
You can control whether or not Functionality Cookies are used, but disabling them may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
'Targeting' or 'Advertising' Cookies enable a website to show you relevant advertising or facilitate your use of third party services. We may use these Cookies to provide information about your Website visit to advertisers, so that they can show you adverts more relevant to your interests, limit the number of times you see the same advert and measure the effectiveness of their advertising . We may also use such Cookies to make it easier for you to 'like' or 'share' Website content through your social network(s). The social networking websites may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on those websites. Please see their website terms and policies for further information on such use.
You can control whether or not Targeting or Advertising Cookies are, but disabling them may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Targeting or Advertising Cookies
List of Cookies
|Cookie Name||Possible Value||Uses|
|crc_size||12,24,48||Store the number of results you have chosen to see in search and browse pages (cookie will not be set you don't change the default setting)|
|PHPSESSID||Random string of letters and numbers||To store the User's Session id in encrypted format|
|crc_cart_id||The encrypted cart ID||This is used to save your cart for when you return to the site.|
|crc_wishlist_id||The encrypted wishlist ID||This is used to save your wishlist for when you return to the site.|
|__atuvc||URL-encoded array of numbers Example: 7%7C35||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget|
|__atuvs||randomly generated string||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget|
|uit||User id and login time tracking|
|dt||Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies|
|di||Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies|
|uid||User id and login time tracking|
|uvc||randomly generated number||Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.|
|psc||View counter cookie|
|mus||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget|
|ouid||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget|
|reg_fb_gate||it contains the first Facebook page visited by the web browser|
|reg_fb_ref cookie||randomly generated number||it contains the last Facebook page visited by the web browser|
|datr||randomly generated number|
|c_user||UUser id and login time tracking|
|lu||randomly generated number|
|s||randomly generated number|
|xs||randomly generated number|
|_ga||number||Registers a uniqueID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||number||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||string||Registers a uniqueID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour.Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|_utma||randomly generated number||Used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|_utmb||randomly generated number||Used to determine new sessions/visits.|
|_utmc||randomly generated number||Operates in conjunction with the__utmbcookie to determine whether the user is in a new session/visit|
|_utmt||randomly generated number||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_utmz||randomly generated number||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.|
|__utmv||randomly generated number||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|SIDCC||randomly generated string|
|APISID||randomly generated string|
|HSID||randomly generated string|
|NID||randomly generated string|
|OGPC||randomly generated number|
|PREF||randomly generated number|
|SAPISID||randomly generated string|
|SID||randomly generated string|
|SSID||randomly generated string|
|__cfduid||randomly generated string||Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. It does not contain any user identification information|
|_biz_dfsA||randomly generated string||Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.|
|_biz_flagsA||randomly generated string||Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.|
|_biz_nA||randomly generated number||Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.|
|_biz_uid||randomly generated string|
|optimizelyBuckets||randomly generated string||3rd party Cookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform. Used to store the page variants assigned to a user for A/B performance testing, to ensure the user gets a consistent experience 3rd party|
|optimizelyEndUserId||randomly generated string||3rd party Cookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform. This cookie is a unique user identifier|
|optimizelySegments||randomly generated string||3rd party Cookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform.|
|lpv XXX||randomly generated string||These cookies are placed in order to improve our website. It gives us insight in the surfing behaviour of visitors|
|pardot||randomly generated string||Pardot session cookie|
|Visitor_id#||randomly generated number||The visitor cookie includes the name “visitor_id” plus the unique identifier, which is derived from the tracking code placed on your site. The value stored is the unique ID for the visitor. For example, cookie name “visitor_id12345″ stores the visitor value “123456789,” where 12345 is the account identifier and 123456789 represents the visitor ID. This cookie is set by our tracking code on visitors and prospects.|
|Visitor_id#-hash||randomly generated number||Visitor Cookie with Encrypted data|
|dtCookie||randomly generated string||This is a unique identifier visitor cookie, used to recognise a user to the website|
|webact||encoded URL||These cookies are used to collect information for sales and marketing purposes in order to make customer communications relevant and help us understand the performance of our marketing campaigns. Any data collected is used only for internal purposes|
|igodigitaltc2||randomly generated string||This cookie is used to capture customer behavior to improve the quality of the experience of our online customers, including enhanced browsing experiences.|
|igodigitalstdomain||randomly generated number|
|igodigitalst_crcpress||randomly generated string|
First and Third Party Cookies
To learn about the specific First Party and Third Party Cookies used by our website, please see our List of Cookies.
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also review periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them. You can learn more about how to manage Cookies on the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
Questions or Concerns
You can also contact the Privacy Officer for the Informa PLC group at [email protected].