What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that typically consists of letters and numbers. Cookies are downloaded to a device when the user accesses certain websites and store basic information, such as visitor preferences. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow the website to recognize the user’s web browser or device over a period of time.
Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users are able to manage cookies in their browsers, setting them to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
What types of cookies do we use?
The cookies described below are used to improve the website and do not contain any personal information that would allow us to identify you, such as your name or other contact details.
There are four types of cookies that may be used during your visit to our website:
- Session cookies, which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed
- Persistent cookies, which are saved on your computer or device for a predefined period of time and do not depend on the time when the browser is closed
- First-party cookies, which are set by a specific website and can be read only by that website (e.g., when you get some cookies from our website, then only our website can recognize them)
- Third-party cookies, which are set by an organization different than us, such as a third-party analytics company, who sets its own cookies to perform this service
The table below sets out the list of cookies that we use, their type, purpose, and length of storage.
|Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.|
|_ga||m-p.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP cookie|
|_gat||m-p.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||Session||HTTP cookie|
|_gid||m-p.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session||HTTP cookie|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||Pixel|
|gwcc||m-p.com||Allows Google to track any website call conversions.||3 months||HTTP cookie|
|Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and
engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
|_uetsid||m-p.com||Microsoft Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking (UET) determines what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.||Session||HTTP cookie|
|ads/ga-audiences||google.com||Used by Google AdWords to re-en gage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behavior across websites.||Session||Pixel|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||Session||HTTP cookie|
|MUID||bing.com||Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronizing the ID across many Microsoft domains.||1 year||HTTP cookie|
|MUIDB||bing.com||Unclassified.||1 year||HTTP cookie|
|NID||google.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||6 months||HTTP cookie|
|PREF||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.||8 months||HTTP cookie|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days||HTTP cookie|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP cookie|
You can always opt out both of our cookies and off-site, third-party cookies by adjusting your cookie settings. The instructions are provided below in this Policy.
How to disable and/or delete cookies from your computer?
First of all, please note that most browsers accept cookies by default. Anyway, you have the right to accept or stop cookies from being stored on your device at any time by modifying the settings in your web browser to reflect your cookie preferences.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. For details, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed; however, in this case, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website. As a result, some services and functions may not work.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To opt out of being tracked by Bing Conversions, visit https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/opt-out-of-the-bing-ads-optimization-program.