Last Revised: November 1, 2021
What are Cookies and Other Similar Technologies?
A local storage is a file created by a website on your device. Cookies are one type of local storage. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and to provide information on web browsers, such as browser type, time spent on a website, pages visited, and other traffic data. Certain cookies are categorized as “necessary,” and will be stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the Websites.
What Cookies and Similar Technologies Do We Use?
Depending on where you reside, we need your consent before we can set cookies that are not necessary, but which help us understand your use of the Websites and carry out visitor analytics. The table below provides an explanation of the Google Analytics cookies we use.
Cookie Name: _ga
- Purpose and Duration: Used to distinguish users; store and count page views. Expires after 2 years.
Cookie Name: _gid
- Purpose and Duration: Used to distinguish users; store and count page views. Expires after 24 hours.
Cookie Name: _ga_<container-id>
- Purpose and Duration: Used to persist session state. Expires after 2 years.
Cookie Name: _gac_gb_<container-id>
- Purpose and Duration: Contains campaign related information. Where Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts are linked, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Expires after 90 days.
Our Websites also use “SessionStorage” and “LocalStorage” files to track your consent preferences with respect to our analytics cookies. “SessionStorage” is stored temporarily, but “LocalStorage” is persistent. You may erase these files by deleting your browser’s history.
Manage Cookies and Local Storage Settings
Removing Cookies and Local Storage Files
You can delete all cookies and local storage files that are already on your device or computer by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies and local storage files from all websites you have visited. Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. site preferences). For more information about cookies generally, please visit All About Cookies.