Last Updated 31 October 2014
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that can be stored by your browser when you surf the Internet.
Cookies are used to store information as you move from page to page inside a website. Common uses are to enable shopping basket functionality or to ensure you do not need to set language preferences each time you move to a new page within a site.
Although some personal information is tracked using analytics cookies (such as your browser settings and location). None of the cookies used within this site enable us to track information on individual users. The data generated is used to create a picture of an 'average' user.
Cookies we use
|Cookie Name||Cookie Provider||Expires After||Description of Cookie|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|Coyote-2-cfe4ed19||Load Balancer Cookie||End of session||The Coyote-2-cfe4ed19 cookie is created as soon as a visitor loads the website. It is a functional cookie used by a load balancer to assign a server to a visitor. Removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.|
|TN||Technology Networks||5 years||The Technology Networks cookie is created when a user logs into the website or visits the website via a Technology Networks email.
It's primary use is to allow users to view tailored content without having to re-authenticate. It is also used to help us to better understand how users interact with our website so improvements can be made.
|NP||Technology Networks||1 week||The NP cookie is created when a user closes the notification panel on Labtube.
It's only use is to hide the notification panel for 1 week.
|is_returning||Crazy Egg||5 Years||This cookie tracks whether a visitor is new or returning. It is used only to provide insight into how visitors interact with the website.|