Cookie Policy

YorkTest Cookie Policy

What are cookies and why do we use them?

Certain parts of our site use “cookies” to keep track of your visit and to help you navigate between sections. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites store on your computer’s hard-drive when you visit such websites. Cookies can contain information such as your user ID and the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie contains is information that you have personally supplied.

Cookies store information on your preferences and behaviours, so the website can deliver you the best possible user experience. These cookies also help the website operate, improve its efficiency, and provide usage information. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Category Purpose Duration
[SessionID#27] Necessary PayPal uses Cookies to recognise its customers and to shorten the time the user needs to log in to their PayPal account by checking their email on PayPal database. This is a necessary cookie to help make our 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. 1 day
_paypal_storage_ Necessary Used in context with the PayPal payment function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal. Persistent
akavpau_ppsd Necessary This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website. The cookie is necessary for secure transactions. Session
intercom-state Necessary This allows the website to recognise the visitor, in order to optimise the chat-box functionality. Persistent
intercom.played-notifications Necessary Stores which support notifications you have been shown Session
JSESSIONID Necessary Preserves users states across page requests. Session
PHPSESSID Necessary Preserves users states across page requests. Session
wc_cart_hash_# Necessary Used to keep track of checkout cart data Session
wc_fragments Necessary Used to store website login information so they don’t need to keep logging in if the browser is closed Session
_cf_bm Necessary Used to detect bots visiting our site in order to identify malicious visitors, web-traffic filtration, to reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users, and to provide customized services 1 day
intercom-id-u79fgavm Necessary Used to identify your browser to remember conversations via Intercom you have initiated 270 days
lang Preferences Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website. Session
lang Preferences Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel. Session
_ga Statistics Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat Statistics Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 day
_gid Statistics Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. I day
_vwo_uuid_v2 Statistics This cookie is set to make split-tests on the website, which optimises the website’s relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor’s experience on the website. 1 year
v.gif Statistics This cookie is set to make split-tests on the website, which optimises the website’s relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor’s experience on the website. Session
_fbp Marketing Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 1 day
_hjIncludedInSample Marketing Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder. Session
bcookie Marketing Used by the social networking service LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years
BizoID Marketing Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences. 29 days
bscookie Marketing Used by the social networking service LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can choose to accept or decline cookies at the start of your web browsing session on YorkTest Laboratories. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org   or  www.allaboutcookies.org

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout