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What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit, cookies are stored by the browser and allow the service or a third-party to recognise you. They are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively and to improve your experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
- To find out further general information about cookies you can refer to aboutcookies.org and ico.org.uk
To anonymously recognise previous users and their actions on the site. We use third-party cookies and Google Analytics to track how you use our website, for example, what pages you visit and how long you spend on them. This helps us to understand the most popular types of content and to make sure that the content we create is easy to find and presented in the most appropriate way.
- For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page
To allow social interactions with your own networks. On most pages on this site, you will see buttons that allow you to share items of interest through Social Networks. These include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp, these buttons may also create cookies within your browsers.
To test user journeys and website messaging. Occasionally we test new features and make small changes to the way the site is delivered. Cookies are used to ensure that while we are testing, you receive a consistent experience. They also allow us to determine which journeys are preferred.
Marketing and Advertising. MGP use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development, to serve advertising we use Google ad manager. We may also use remarketing services to advertise on third-party websites after you have visited this site. Sites on which you may see remarketing include Facebook and Twitter.
- For further information or to change how these platforms show you advertising please see Facebook and Twitter
To learn more about some of the specific cookies that are used on the Guidelines website, please review the table below. This table may be updated form time to time as technologies that we use change.
|personalization_id||.twitter.com||Advertisement||This cookie is set by twitter.com. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.||2 years|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||Advertisement||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|_fbp||.guidelines.co.uk||Advertisement||This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.||3 months|
|fr||.facebook.com||Advertisement||The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.||3 months|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Advertisement||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.||1 year 24 days|
|_ga||.guidelines.co.uk||Analytics||Used by Google tag manager to creat a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years|
|_gat||.guidelines.co.uk||Analytics||Used by Google analytics to throttle request rate||1 day|
|_omappvp||.guidelines.co.uk||Analytics||The cookie is set to identify new vs returning users. The cookie is used in conjunction with _omappvs cookie to determine whether a user is new or returning.||11 years|
|_omappvs||.guidelines.co.uk||Analytics||The cookie is used to in conjunction with the _omappvp cookies. If the cookies are set, the user is a returning user. If neither of the cookies are set, the user is a new user.||10 minutes|
|__gads||.guidelines.co.uk||Analytics||This cookie is set by Google and stored under the name dounleclick.com. This cookie is used to track how many times users see a particular advert which helps in measuring the success of the campaign and calculate the revenue generated by the campaign. These cookies can only be read from the domain that it is set on so it will not track any data while browsing through another sites.||1 year 24 days|
|__cfduid||.r1-t.trackedlink.net||Necessary||The cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.||1 month|
|AnonUserCookie||.guidelines.co.uk||Necessary||This cookie is used to mange the session state when not logged in||session|
|_hjTLDTest||.guidelines.co.uk||Other||This cookie is set by Hotjar.||session|
|_hjid||.guidelines.co.uk||Other||This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.||1 year|
|_hjFirstSeen||.guidelines.co.uk||Other||This cookie is set by Hotjar.||session|
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