A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed onto your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps examine web traffic or lets you know when you visit a site.
Essentially, cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does NOT give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies to your preference. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.
Cookies on this website are used for:
- Analytical/performance purposes – this allows us to recognise and calculate the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate around the website when they are using it. Therefore, helping us improve the way our website functionality for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality purposes – to help us recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences and settings.
- Sharing purposes – this allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Examples of cookies used on this website
|_ga||2 years||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||All|
|_gat||End of browsing session||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||All|
|_git||End of browsing session||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||All|
|JSESSIONID||End of browsing session||Preserves users states across page requests||Mattessons.co.uk|
|_utm_gif||End of browsing session||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer||Mattessons.co.uk|
|_utma||2 years||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics||Mattessons.co.uk
|End of browsing session||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit||Mattessons.co.uk
|_utmt||End of browsing session||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server||Mattessons.co.uk
|_utmz||6 months||Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked, and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics||Mattessons.co.uk
|vuid||2 years||Collects data on the user’s visit to the website, such as which pages have been read||Mattessons.co.uk|
|Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers||Mattessons.co.uk
|GPS||End of browsing session||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location||Mattessons.co.uk
|impression.php/#||End of browsing session||Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button||Mattessons.co.uk|
|uid||179 days||Collect anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website, and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads||Mattessons.co.uk|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||179 days||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos||Mattessons.co.uk
|YSC||End of browsing session||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen||Mattessons.co.uk
|_atuvc||13 months||Updates the counter of a websites social sharing features||Noon.co.uk|
|_atuvs||End of browsing session||Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, Add This||Noon.co.uk|
|at-lojson-cache-#||Persistent||Used by the social sharing platform Add This||Noon.co.uk|
|bkdc||179 days||Registers anonymized user data, such as IP address, geographical location, 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||Noon.co.uk|
|bku||179 days||Registers anonymized 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||Noon.co.uk|
|bt2||255 days||Used by the social sharing platform Add This to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site||Noon.co.uk|
|lidc||End of browsing session||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels||Noon.co.uk|
|loc||13 months||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level)||Noon.co.uk|
|SEUNCY||179 days||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits||Noon.co.uk|
|TapAd_DID||2 months||Used to determine what type of device (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc.) is used by a user||Noon.co.uk|
|TapAd_TS||2 months||Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc.) is used by a user||Noon.co.uk|
|TDCPM||1 year||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The device is used for targeted ads||Noon.co.uk|
|TDID||1 year||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The device is used for targeted ads||Noon.co.uk|
|uuid||1 year||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads||Noon.co.uk|
|uuidc||1 year||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads||Noon.co.uk|
|uvc||13 months||Detects how often the social sharing service, Add This, encounters the same user||Noon.co.uk|
|vc||1 year||Used by the social sharing platform Add This||Noon.co.uk|
|xtc||13 months||Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media||Noon.co.uk|
|io||End of browsing session||Preserves user session state across page requests||Purefreefrom.co.uk|
|Lang||End of browsing session||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website||Purefreefrom.co.uk|
|_gid||End of browsing session||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||Purefreefrom.co.uk|
|ads/ga-audiences||End of browsing session||Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites||Purefreefrom.co.uk
|bcookie||2 years||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services||Purefreefrom.co.uk|
|bscookie||2 years||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services||Purefreefrom.co.uk|
|MUID||1 year||Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronizing the ID across many Microsoft domains||Purefreefrom.co.uk|
|collect||End of browsing session||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels||Purefreefrom.co.uk
|PHPSESSID||End of browsing session||Preserves user session state across page requests||Wallsproperfood.co.uk
|IDE||2 years||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user||Charleville.ie|
|test_cookie||End of browsing session||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies||Charleville.ie|
|_dc_gtm_UA-#||End of browsing session||Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag||Homeprideflour.co.uk|