A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. They are used to store information needed by the website for example: when you request a new page such as what section of the website you were in, whether you were logged-in or settings such as which language or currency you had selected.
Cookies cannot carry viruses and the data does not contain personal information.
Some cookies are used by third-parties to analyse the performance of website (for example Google Analytics) and to provide services such as linking to social media websites (such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook).
|Google Analytics||__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz||Records visitor numbers and usage patterns which can be analysed to improve the website's design|
|AddThis||bt, di, dt, loc, psc, ssc, ssh, sshs, uid, uit, user_segment, uvc, __atuvc||This service provides the social media buttons (below)|
|datr, locale, lu, x-src||Used by the Facebook button|
|_twitter_sess, guest_id, k, twll, js||Used by the Twitter button|
|Google +1||NID, PREF||Used by the Google +1 button|
|Stumble Upon||cmf_i, cmf_sp, cmf_spr, su_c, su_conf, su_bc||Used by the Stumble Upon Share button|
The information in the above table was correct at the time of this page being created.