What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or device by when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalised, responsive service and improve the website.
Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
Cookies We Use and Their Purpose
We use 3 types of Cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Each type of Cookies and the purposes for which we use them are described in this section.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies are necessary for our Website to provide you with a full service. If you disable them, certain essential features of the Website will not be available to you and the performance of the Website will be impeded.
_token - to store your authentication details. Its use is throughout UBX application.
refresh_token - to refresh the above token.
books_token - to store your authentication details, and who you are, for most interface use.
books_refresh_token - to refresh the above token.
__cf_bm - to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
__atuvc, __atuvs - to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
lang - to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.
bcookie - to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.
lidc - cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.
ezproxy - to store ezproxy user authentication details. Its use is throughout UBX application.
‘Performance’ Cookies collect information about how you use our Website, for example which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies don‘t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous. We may use these Cookies to help us understand how you use the website and assess how well the Website performs and how we could improve it for you. We may also use such Cookies to discover which parts of the Website interest you and measure how effective our advertising is.
Google__utmc - Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Google__utmv - Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_ga - Used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat_UA-id - Set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
_gid - Used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.
__asc - Used to keep track on user informations and reports it to Alexa analytics service.
__auc - Alexa Analytics cookie that is used to track user behavior.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress - This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample - This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.
_hjFirstSeen - Set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
_hjid - 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.
_hjTLDTest - When the Hotjar script executes it try to determine the most generic cookie path it should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, it try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails.
AnalyticsSyncHistory - Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries.
uvc - Set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
‘Targeting’ or ‘Advertising’ Cookies enable a website to show you relevant advertising or facilitate your use of third party services. We may use these Cookies to provide information about your Website visit to advertisers, so that they can show you adverts more relevant to your interests, limit the number of times you see the same advert and measure the effectiveness of their advertising. We may also use such Cookies to make it easier for you to ‘like’ or ‘share’ Website content through your social network(s). The social networking websites may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on those websites. Please see their website terms and policies for further information on such use.
Pardot - The visitor cookie is composed of a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code. Cookies are set to remember preferences (like form field values) when a visitor returns to your site
visitor_id - This visitor_id cookie includes the name “visitor_id” plus the unique identifier for your account which is derived from the tracking code placed on the Site. The value stored is the unique ID for the visitor. The cookie is placed by a third party: Pardot. Promethean uses Pardot to help track visitors to our Site.
fr - 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.
_fbp - Set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
loc - This cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.
bscookie - This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.
personalization_id - Set by twitter.com, it is used to integrate the sharing features of this social media.
U - Used to deliver advertising.
ouid - Used to store a unique user ID by addthis.
uid - This cookie is used by AddThis as a unique user ID that recognises the user on returning visits.
na_id - These cookies are used by the social links sharing service “AddThis”, included on Horizon Search and Selection web pages in order to give visitors the option to recommend our website content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
na_tc - These cookies are used by the social links sharing service “AddThis”, included on Horizon Search and Selection web pages in order to give visitors the option to recommend our website content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
ssc - These cookies are used by the social links sharing service “AddThis”, included on Horizon Search and Selection web pages in order to give visitors the option to recommend our website content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
mus - Used by our provider AddThis to store profile status when providing sharing buttons.
li_sugr - Used to store browser details.
UserMatchHistory - Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
First and Third Party Cookies
You can find out about third party cookies here:
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.
Firefox - http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/
Safari web - https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_US
You can learn more about how to manage Cookies on the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
Flash Cookies and How to Manage Them
We may provide videos and other content through the Website using Adobe Flash Player, which uses ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as ‘Local Shared Objects’) to provide useful features such as auto-resume and the ability to save your preferences. Flash Cookies are placed on your computer or device in much the same as other Cookies. However, it is not possible to manage them in the same way through your internet browser settings. You can learn more about how to manage Flash Cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if you choose not to accept Flash Cookies, you will be unable to view certain content, such as videos.
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