What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. These cookies are stored by the browser on your device. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:
• identifying your previous visits to a website,
• researching the most popular features of a website
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
AdviceUK uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Category||Description||Duration|
|__cfduid||Necessary (needed for operation of website)||Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|
|PHPSESSID||Necessary (needed for operation of website)||Preserves user session state across page requests.||Session|
|_ga||Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years|
|_gat||Statistical||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||Session|
|_gid||Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session|
|collect||Marketing||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session|
|uvc||Marketing||Updates the counter for the website’s social sharing features.||Session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Marketing||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube video.||1 year|
|YSC||Marketing||Registers a unique ID to store statistics of which videos from YouTube the user has viewed.||Session|
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Please see below for further details:
Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-site-preferences?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Blocking+cookies
Google Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US
Opera – http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/
Please note: The AdviceUK website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites will have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we suggest that you check them. They will govern the use of any personal information which is collected by cookies while visiting these websites. AdviceUK cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.