How do we use cookies?

A cookie is a small file which is normally automatically accepted by your web browser and placed on your computer's hard drive. You can choose not to enable cookies, however, doing so may disable certain functionality across the site.

The cookie helps analyse web traffic. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web-page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 

 

List of the main THET cookies

This is a list of the main cookies set by the THET website, and an explanation of what each one is used for.

Cookie name

Purpose                                

_ac

A cookie used to remember that a user is logged in (to ensure that they do not have to log in to every page they navigate to).

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

These cookies allow the THET to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz, _sm_au_d, _twitter_sess, _twitter_sess, ab_sess_activity_ddg_126, ab_sess_activity_up_top_98, ab_sess_promoted_arrows_and_pills_78, ab_sess_Relevance_V1-49, ab_sess_search_relevance,

_ranked_hits_189, ab_sess_search_relevance_social_167, ab_sess_t1_actions_156, ab_sess_wtf_user_to_user_rec_155, auth_token, auth_token_session, dnt, external_referer, guest_id, k, lang, original_referer, pid, secure_session, t1, twid, twll

Twitter cookies - these cookies will be placed on your computer if you click on any of the links to twitter from or website.

Twitter is an external provider, and therefore once you navigate away from our site we are not responsible for the content or how the website is setup to enable cookies on your computer.