Cookies you may see if you browse our site
Types of cookie
Three types of cookie may be used during your visit to our website:
- Session or temporary cookies that are deleted after each visit. These cookies help us monitor visitors’ movement from page to page. We can ensure any choices you make and/or details you submit are ‘remembered’ as you navigate the site.
- Persistent cookies that are valid across visits. They help our websites remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us.
- Third-party cookies that are used by our partners, or are used by external content from other third-party websites within our website. These include sites such as YouTube and Twitter, whose cookie usage policy you can view on their own websites.
We have listed cookies used on the EKS website based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
- Strictly necessary – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our sites and use their features. e.g. accessing secure areas of the website.
- Performance – these cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites in order to improve them. For example, they tell us which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from any of our pages. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous – it does not identify individual visitors.
- Functionality – these cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make. e.g. your user name, and search and browser preferences. And provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Targeting – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Category||Expires||3rd Party|
|_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT||The cookie is set when the user subscribes to an email service from MailChimp .||Performance||Session||Mailchimp|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.||Analytics||Persistent||Google Analytics|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||Analytics||Temporary||Google Analytics|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.||Analytics||Temporary||Google Analytics|
|collect||Used to send data to Go ogle Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across|
devices and marketing channels.
|GPS||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location .||Marketing||Temporary||YouTube|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site user's action s after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||Marketing||Temporary||doubleclick.net|
|local_storage_support_test||The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the|
web site to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.
|NID||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||Marketing||Temporary|
|rc::a||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to|
make valid reports on the use of their website.
|rc::b||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Performance||Session|
|rc::c||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Performance||Session|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||Essential||Temporary||doubleclick.net|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users' band width on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||Performance||Temporary||YouTube|
|YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen .||Performance||Session||YouTube|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Performance||Session||YouTube|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Performance||Persistent||YouTube|
|yt-remote-device-id||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Performance||Persistent||YouTube|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Performance||Session||YouTube|
|yt-remote-session-app||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Performance||Session||YouTube|
|yt-remote-session-name||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Performance||Session||YouTube|
You can find more information about the third-party cookies found on our website here:
- Google – http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/en/privacy
- YouTube – https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801895
Cookies used for marketing purposes
EKS does not use any cookies for marketing purposes, however some of the third-party plugins our site utilises do.
DoubleClick uses cookie IDs to show adverts relevant to a visitors interests and browsing behaviour. They are also used to limit the number of times someone sees an advert, and helps to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. They remember that a browser visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Cookie IDs also allow DoubleClick to log conversions related to ad requests. DoubleClick cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information about the internet user. Sometimes the cookie contains an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID. This identifier is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously. No personally identifiable information is stored by DoubleClick in the cookie.
If you would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit the your online choices website.