Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.
|Yahoo Analytics||ywadp||Internal measurement with Yahoo Web Analytics.|| |
|fpc||Internal measurement with Yahoo Web Analytics.|| |
|Google Analytics (The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.)||_utma||Used for Google analytics. This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire…in the year 2038…but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.|| |
|_utmb||Used for Google analytics. The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.|| |
30 minute life time
|_utmc||Used for Google analytics. AS ABOVE.|| |
|_utmz||Used for Google analytics. Mr. __utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.|| |
|Site cookies||VanillaWeb||Required to identify Country and Language for local preferences.|| |
|VanilaCommerce||A commerce cookie. Manages affiliate Tagging info and persisting Minibasket through to checkout. Also used in Anayltics, Tracking and Currency.|| |
|X-Mapping-gbooldg||This is functional cookie that must be enabled use the site. It's use by the micros Firewall. More info http://www.x-mapping.com/public/privacy.html|| |
|Content Management System cookie||AODSESSION||This cookie is set by our content management system, upon arrival to the site. It is not used for any purpose. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.|| |
A cookie is information that a web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. Using the web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), each request for a web page is independent of all other requests. For this reason, the web page server has no memory of what pages it has sent to a user previously or anything about your previous visits. A cookie is a mechanism that allows the server to store its own information about a user on the user's own computer. You can view the cookies that have been stored on your hard disk (although the content stored in each cookie may not make much sense to you). The location of the cookies depends on the browser. Internet Explorer stores each cookie as a separate file under a Windows subdirectory. Netscape stores all cookies in a single cookies.txt file. Opera stores them in a single cookies.dat file. For further information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.