What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
Types of cookies
Cookies fall into one of two categories – session or persistent – and the type of cookie is determined by how long each cookie is used:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
Cookies that we use
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|PHPSESSID||thirdway.com||Preserves user session state across page requests.||HTTP||Session|
|fonts-loaded||thirdway.com||This tells the site that the fonts have been successfully loaded, so prevents them from trying to be loaded every time a user accesses a new page as they move around the site.||HTTP||28 days|
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
|lang||ads.linkedin.com||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.||HTTP||Session|
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|@History/@scroll|#||youtube.com||This records where a user has scrolled to on a page to enable a smooth user experience when the user decides to return to a previously visited page.||HTTP||Session|
|_ga||thirdway.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||2 years|
|_gat||thirdway.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||HTTP||session|
|_gid||thirdway.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||session|
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
|bcookie||linkedin.com||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||HTTP||2 years|
|bscookie||linkedin.com||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||HTTP||2 years|
|lidc||linkedin.com||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||HTTP||Session|
|BizoID||ads.linkedin.com||Stores a unique LinkedIn user ID. Note: The LinkedIn user ID does not contain personally identifiable information.||HTTP||179 days|
|UserMatchHistory||ads.linkedin.com||Stores the last time cookie IDs were synced with a given authorised network partner and is part of LinkedIn’s server-to-server data integration solution.||HTTP||179 days|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||HTTP||Session|
|PREF||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.||HTTP||8 months|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||HTTP||179 days|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||HTTP||Session|