The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. It started as an EU Directive that was adopted by all EU countries in May 2011. Each country then updated its own laws to comply. In the UK this meant an update to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
What is a Cookie?
Session cookies are designed to assist navigation and to help with form completion on our site. These cookies expire when the users browser is closed and are non invasive. We may use persistent cookies on this site. A persistent cookie enables us to track specific information and is generally for record keeping purposes. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies via your browser’s ‘clear cookies’ function. See www.aboutcookies.org if you would like further information with relation to blocking cookies on your web browser.
We use an analytics company (Google Analytics) on this website so that we can gain certain information to aid us in the marketing of this site. The analytics company drops cookies via our website and collects non-personally identifiable information about you. We can then access the analytical information and study the traffic that has come to our site. This helps us get a better understanding of how users access and use our site, so that we can help improve our site design and improve the users experience as our website evolves and grows.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on its servers in the United States. We have no control over what third parties do with their cookies and related information. Google may transfer this information to other third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
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Third Party Cookies
Social Network Cookies
Twitter – Cookies are used by Twitter in managing the Twitter content display on this site such as Tweet, Follow and Mention buttons. They expire at the end of the session.
YouTube – Google cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of Google Maps, Street View and YouTube videos.
|_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT||mc.us14.list-manage.com||The cookie is set when the user subscribes to an email service from MailChimp.|
|lang||cdn.syndication.twimg.com||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website|
|_ga||yarner.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||yarner.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||yarner.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|__atuvc||yarner.com||Updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.|
|__atuvs||yarner.com||Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a pag e is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.|
|bkdc||bluekai.com||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.|
|bku||bluekai.com||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.|
|bt2||addthis.com||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other p arts of the site.|
|CM||tripadvisor.com||Used for viewing embedded content from TripAdvisor, including payment of referral commission fees and user tracking across websites.|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks th visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.|
|loc||addthis.com||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).|
|PREF||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different web sites.|
|ServerPool||tripadvisor.com||Used for viewing embedded content from TripAdvisor, including payment of referral commission fees and user tracking across websites.|
|TACds||tripadvisor.com||Used for viewing embedded content from TripAdvisor, including payment of referral commission fees and user tracking across websites.|
|TapAd_DID||tapad.com||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.|
|TapAd_TS||tapad.com||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.|
|TDCPM||adsrvr.org||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s d evice. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
|TDID||adsrvr.org||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s d evice. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
|uid||addthis.com||Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.|
|uvc||addthis.com||Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.|
|vc||addthis.com||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|xtc||addthis.com||Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media.|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of w hat videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
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