Information we collect by automated means.
A cookie is a text file that a Web browser stores on a user’s machine. Cookies are a way for Web applications to maintain application state. They are used by websites for authentication, storing website information/preferences, other browsing information and anything else that can help the Web browser while accessing Web servers. HTTP cookies are known by many different names, including browser cookies, Web cookies or HTTP cookies.
Your browser may tell you how to restrict your cookies permissions to only certain types of cookies, but please note that your experience browsing our website may be hindered.
Cookies we use
- _ga, _gat, _gid: Google Analytics cookies, these are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies an individual visitor, the information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use this information to compile reports and help us improve the usability of our website. For more information see: http://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.
3rd party plug ins
- PREF, NID, HSID, APISID, SID, SSID, SAPISID, GAPS, LSID, BEAT and ULS: When creating a Google account or logging in, cookies are stored on the computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when you visit its service again. While you are logged in and use plug-ins from other websites, such as ours, Google states that they use these cookies to improve your user experience.
- OTZ, OSID: This is a functionality cookie, allowing the website to remember choices you make (the region you’re in, the language settings you choose etc.)