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Cookie Policy

What’s a cookie?

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

Please note that third parties who advertise on our website may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Which cookies do we use ?

1)

Name: ‘_ga’

Provenance: Google Analytics.

Purpose: Track/distinguish users.

Expiry: 2 years.

2)

Name: ‘_gid’

Provenance: Google Analytics.

Purpose: Track/distinguish users.

Expiry: 24 hours.

3)

Name: ‘_gat’

Provenance: Google Analytics.

Purpose: Throttle GA, preventing too many requests.

Expiry: 1 minute.

4)

Name: ‘_gali’

Provenance: Google Analytics.

Purpose: Monitor GA performance.

Expiry: 1 minute.

5)

Name: ‘__utma’

Provenance: Google Analytics (legacy – Urchin )

Purpose: Track/distinguish users.

Expiry: 2 years.

6)

Name: ‘__utmb’

Provenance: Google Analytics (legacy – Urchin)

Purpose: Track/distinguish user visits.

Expiry: 30 minutes.

7)

Name: ‘__utmc’

Provenance: Google Analytics (legacy – Urchin)

Purpose: Track/distinguish users.

Expiry: Session only.

8)

Name: ‘__utmt’

Provenance: Google Analytics (legacy – Urchin)

Purpose: Track/distinguish request type.

Expiry: 10 minutes.

9)

Name: ‘__utmz’

Provenance: Google Analytics (legacy – Urchin)

Purpose: Track/distinguish request source.

Expiry: 6 months.

10)

Name: ‘NID’

Provenance: Google

Purpose: Persist user browser preferences.

Expiry: 6 months.

11)

Name: ‘1P_JAR’

Provenance: Google

Purpose: Track website statistics.

Expiry: 1 month.

 

First-party

1)

Names: ‘acgroupswithpersist’, ‘acopendivids’

Provenance: Litigation Futures.

Purpose: To provide persistent item display functionality (service directory etc.).

Expiry: Never.

2)

Name: ‘cwallowcookies’

Provenance: Litigation Futures.

Purpose: Storing consent to allow cookies.

Expiry: 1 year.

3)

Name: ‘PHPSESSID’

PProvenance: Litigation Futures.

Purpose: Handles PHP session variables.

Expiry: Session only,

3rd-party

1)

Names: ‘APISID’, ‘CONSENT’, ‘HSID’, ‘LOGIN_INFO’, ‘PREF’, ‘SAPISID’, ‘SID’, ‘SSID’, ‘VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE’, ‘YSC’, ‘wide’

Provenance: YouTube

Purpose: Handling embedded YouTube videos and playlists. Distinguish users.

Expiry: 2 years – never.

2)

Name: ‘ouid’, ‘notice_preferences’, ‘notice_gdpr_prefs’, ‘mus’, ‘loc’, ‘_gid’, ‘_gat’, ‘_ga’, ‘uid, ‘uvc’, ‘__atuvs’, ‘__atuvc’, ‘di2’ + others.

Provenance: AddThis.com

Purpose: Marketing, advertising, user experience plugins.

Expiry: c. 1 year.

3)

Name: ‘wordfence_verifiedHuman’

Provenance: WordFence.

Purpose: Anti-spam verification.

Expiry: 24 hours.

4)

Name: ‘wfvt_3326959848’

Provenance: WordFence.

Purpose: Anti-spam user tracking.

Expiry: 24 hours.

5)

Name: ‘fr’

Provenance: Facebook.

Purpose: User tracking.

Expiry: Session.

Last updated: 24 May 2018