What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The information it contains is sent back to the originating website as you move between pages, or sometimes to another website which recognises the cookie. You can read more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu; or watch a video at www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.
There are also some ‘external’ links which leave the site completely, such as the social networking options at the bottom of each page. We do not take responsibility for any cookies that may be downloaded once you click one of those.
Which cookies do we use?
Below is a list of cookies that may be downloaded by this site, depending on which pages you visit.
|PHPSESSID||This is the PHP session cookie described above.|
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz||These are all downloaded by Google Analytics. They allow us to see when and how many times a page has been visited.|
|guest_id, ki||These cookies allow you to access the Twitter feed on the homepage.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is downloaded when you visit a page with a YouTube link.|
|use_hitbox||This is downloaded when you play an embedded YouTube video.|
|PREF||Google download this if you a search in the Google toolbar or use an embedded Google map.|
|testcookie, khcookie, NID, SNID||These cookies are also downloaded if you use a Google map.|
|B||This is downloaded if you go to a page with a Yahoo video insert.|
|BX, localization||These cookies are downloaded by Flickr if you visit the page with the MEI Conference 2010 Photographs slideshow.|