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Cookies

In order to provide its service to customers, this website uses cookies, local shared objects (aka “Flash Cookies) and web storage.

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive [or equivalent storage device]. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a web site when the user has returned. [source: aboutcookies.org]

Local shared objects (aka “Flash Cookies”) and web storage are technologies very similar in nature to cookies. A detailed explanation of how these work is beyond the scope of this document.

List of the Main Cookies on our Website

ServiceCookie NameDescription
Website Software (CMS)exp_last_activity, exp_last_visit, exp_perpage, exp_trackerOur CMS uses cookies in order to render the service to the customer.
Google DoubleClick For Publishers Small Business (DFPSB)__gadsDFPSB is the system we use to serve ads on the website. http://www.google.com/dfp/info/sb/policies.html
Facebooklu, local, en_GB, c_user, xs, datrWe use widgets provided by Facebook to help you share the content with your friends. Facebook sets several cookies in order to provide this functionality. http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Google Analytics (GA)__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmzGoogle Analytics helps us gather statistics on how customers use our website, so that we can improve our service. http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Twitterauth_token_session, guest_id, k, pid, secure_session, twllWe use widgets provided by Twitter to help you stay up-to-date with our latest content. https://twitter.com/privacy

Managing Cookies, Local Shared Objects (aka “Flash Cookies”) and Web Storage

Managing Cookies

Internet browser software normally allows users to control (delete or disable) cookies.

Please note that disabling or deleting cookies would degrade the level of service this website provides (some of the website features require cookies to function and therefore disabling cookies would effectively disable these features).

The exact method of controlling cookies varies and is dependant on variety of factors:

  • Internet browser software (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox)
  • Operating system (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7, OS X, Android)
  • Physical device (e.g. iPhone, notebook, laptop)

For detailed instructions on how to manage cookies (control and delete), please visit aboutcookies.org.

Alternatively, try your internet browser software vendor’s website (e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer).

If you are using a mobile device you could try manufacturer’s website (e.g. Apple iPhone).

Managing Local Shared Objects (aka “Flash Cookies”)

Please see Adobe’s website for detailed instructions on how to manage local shared objects storage settings.

Managing Web Storage

Please see internet browser software vendor’s website for detailed instructions (e.g. Google Chrome).