What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
(1) Remember you (anonymously) when you visit this website to keep track of your browsing patterns and to build up a profile of how you and other users use the website.
(2) Make our website work as efficiently as possible.
NB – The cookies we use do not hold any personal information about you.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
Necessary cookies help make a 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.
|PHPSESSID||Preserves user session state across page requests.||www.gbprojects.co.uk||HTTP||Session|
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
|yt-player-bandwidth||Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor’s device and network settings.||youtube.com||HTML||Persistent|
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||www.gbprojects.co.uk||HTTP||2 Years|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||www.gbprojects.co.uk||HTTP||1 day|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||www.gbprojects.co.uk||HTTP||1 day|
|collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||google-analytics.com||Pixel||Session|
|yt-player-headers-readable||Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor’s device and network settings.||youtube.com||HTML||Persistent|
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
|GPS||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||youtube.com||HTTP||1 day|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s action s after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||doubleclick.net||HTTP||1 year|
|PREF||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.||youtube.com||HTTP||8 months|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||doubleclick.net||HTTP||1 day|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||youtube.com||HTTP||179 days|
|YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||youtube.com||HTTP||Session|