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SID

This is a very common cookie name but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

c_and_m.sid

C_and_m.csrf

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

SAPISID

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

HSID

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

SIDCC

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

APISID

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

SSID

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

1P_JAR

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

NID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

OTZ _ga_PCC86QH4JE _gat_UA-179621414-1

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance