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.
|_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.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- 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