We have tried to cover all cookies in this list that we or our technology partners use. Please be aware that there may be a delay in updating this list. If you do notice any discrepancies please be sure to let us know.
s1, ns_session, ns_cookietest
These cookies are used by our digital partner ComScore and their web analytic technology Digital Analytix. These cookies are not used in any way to identify a natural person. The use of these cookies are optional, however, by not using them may limit certain functionality specific to Digital Analytix.
This cookie is used to identify you as a user on the website.
Persistent_id_pga177JxI3LNZr, Session_pga177JxI3LNZr, guest_id
These cookies are used to support both the website and the end user's experience.
This cookie toggles the ECB splash page that can occasionally be seen when you arrive directly to the site.
This cookie is used by the third party url shortening company bit.ly.
This Cookie is used to identify unique visitors to our sites. The results are sent to our Google Analytics account so that we may see how many unique visitors come to this site based over a period of time.
This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the visitor session times on our sites. Each time you visit a new page on the site the cookie is set to expire within 30 minutes, if it does not find an existing cookie, a new one is created.
This cookie is used by Google Analytics in conjunction with __utmb to determine visitor sessions. Unlike __utmb this cookie does not have an expiry date, it determines whether a new session should be created based on whether you have previously closed your browser, re-opened it and come back to the site.
This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the type of referral used by each visitor to arrive at our site. The cookie determines if the user has come directly to the site or via a search engine, email or email campaign. We use this data to understand how our users arrive at the website.
This cookie is a ‘session cookie’ and tells us that you are actively using our site. This way we can always know, at any given time, how many users we have visiting.
user_unique_ident, __csnv, __csref, __cst, __csv, __ctl, __qca, __qseg
Identifies if user’s browser accepts cookies. 1 – Cookies are allowed, 3 – Opt-out
Identifies if user’s browser accepts third party cookies
Identifies if there is a need to re-check partner‘s cookie matching existence
Identifies if there is a need to re-check partner‘s cookie matching existence (set by AdServing)
Identifies if there is a need to re-check partner‘s cookie matching existence (set by Cookie Matching)
Security token for opt out functionality
Advertiser specific opt-out
Cookie id (legacy) – same as uid
Sequential rotator information – contains total impressions, daily impressions, total clicks, daily clicks, and last impression date
Identifies last click membership for 3rd party pixels on advertiser’s pages
Identifies daily frequency capping for expanding banner
Identifies total frequency capping for expanding banner
Compound banner frequency capping
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. With experience, you can usually choose to switch off all cookies or to allow only certain ‘trusted’ sites to place cookies.
For further information on cookies and Flash cookies and how to switch them off see the 'Cookies - advice for members of the public ' guide on the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk or visitwww.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.
PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU DO TURN COOKIES OFF, THIS WILL LIMIT THE SERVICE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE TO YOU AND MAY AFFECT YOUR USER EXPERIENCE (FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MAY HAVE TO MANUALLY RE-TYPE YOUR USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS EACH TIME YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE)