Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored in the internal memory of your browser. Cookies are used for many different purposes, e.g. to see how long you view our pages, but always with the aim of improving your user experience.

Data from cookies will not be used to gather personal information about you. Go to Settings in your browser to turn off and delete cookies.

Here is an oversight of the cookies we use and how long they last for:

cookieconsent_status 1 year This cookie remembers that a user has accepted/declined cookies on our website, so that the notice can be hidden.
cookieconsent_accepted_categories 1 year This cookie remembers which categories of cookies the user has accepted.
__atuvc 1 year This AddThis Cookie* stores an updated share count.
__atuvs End of brower session AddThis Cookie*
di2 1 year AddThis Cookie*
loc 1 year AddThis Cookie*
uid 1 year AddThis Cookie*
um 1 year AddThis Cookie*
uvc 1 year AddThis*/Add2Any*** Cookie
mus 1 year AddThis Cookie*
vc 1 year AddThis Cookie*
ouid 1 year AddThis Cookie*
notice_gdpr_prefs 1 year AddThis Cookie*
notice_preferences 1 year AddThis Cookie*
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics.
_gali 1 year Used by Google Analytics to determine which links on a page are being clicked.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate for Google Analytics.
AMP_TOKEN 2 years This Google Analytics cookie is used to retrieve the Client ID (random number for identification between different sessions).
_dc_gtm_<property-id> 1 minute Used to throttle request rate for Google Analytics.
_hjClosedSurveyInvites 365 days This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.
_hjDonePolls 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedPolls 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneTestersWidgets 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneSurveys 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn't completed the survey yet.
_hjIncludedInSample 365 days This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
_hjShownFeedbackMessage 365 days This Hotjar cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.
hubspotuk 10 years This analytics cookie is set by Hotjar, a service that allows us to visualize and review how users use our website (via heatmaps, recordings, funnels, etc.), as well as collect user feedback, to improve the overall experience.
mp_hj_mixpanel 1 year This analytics cookie is set by Hotjar, a service that allows us to visualize and review how users use our website (via heatmaps, recordings, funnels, etc.), as well as collect user feedback, to improve the overall experience.
player 1 year Vimeo Cookie*****
vuid 2 years Vimeo Cookie*****
wpe-auth End of browser session This cookie is for admins only and gives access to WPEngine-related plugin functionality from the WordPress admin panel.
wordpress_<hash> 14 days This WordPress cookie stores your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
wordpress_logged_in_<hash> 14 days After login, this WordPress cookie indicates when you're logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wp-settings-{time}-<uid> 14 days WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is used by WordPress to test if cookies are enabled in a user's browser.
dc_snake_high_score 365 days Saves your high score for the snake game on the 404 page

*AddThis enables you to share our pages and content with social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. AddThis uses several cookies to generate statistics on social media sharing. The service also implements a number of cookies and pixels from its Pixel Partners for online behavioral advertising. See a full list of Pixel Partners here or opt out.

*****Vimeo's embeddable video player uses first-party cookies that they consider essential to the video player experience. They do not use third-party analytics or advertising cookies when their video player appears on a third-party website. Read the cookies policy and find opt-out information here.