What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.
|Cookie provider||Cookie name||Cookie description|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.|
|tfw_exp||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for social media.|
|YouTube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||YouTube Bandwidth Measurement.|
Used by YouTube for preferences.
|YSC||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes.|
Changing your cookie preferences
The "Help" menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. An online guide is available (link is external) if you have difficulties trying to change your browser settings.
Google Analytics 360 is a web analytics service provided by Google inc. that enables us to measure how people use our website using cookies. We use this information to improve our website experience for website visitors.
HotJar is a website analytics tool we use to see how our supporters are moving around our website and get feedback through surveys, so that we can improve their experience and help ensure they can find what they are looking for.