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A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive [or equivalent storage device]. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned. [source:]

Local shared objects (aka "Flash Cookies") and web storage are technologies very similar in nature to cookies. Detailed explanation of how these work is beyond the scope of this document.

List of the Main Cookies on our Website

Service Cookie Name Description
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DFPSB Privacy Policy
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Google Advertising Privacy Policy
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GA Privacy Policy
ScorecardResearch (SR) SUR
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SR Privacy Policy
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ShareThis Privacy Policy

Managing Cookies, Local Shared Objects (aka "Flash Cookies") and Web Storage

Managing Cookies

Internet browser software normally allows users to control (delete or disable) cookies.

Please note that disabling or deleting cookies would degrade the level of service service this website provides (some of the website features require cookies to function - disabling cookies would effectively disable these features).

Exact method of controlling cookies varies and is dependant on variety of factors:

  • internet browser software (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox)
  • operating system (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7, OS X, Android)
  • physical device (e.g. iPhone, notebook, laptop)

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Alternatively, try your internet browser software vendor’s website (e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer).

If you are using a mobile you could try device manufacturer’s website (e.g. Apple iPhone).

Managing Local Shared Objects (aka “Flash Cookies”)

Please see Adobe’s website for detailed instructions on how to manage local shared objects storage settings.

Managing Web Storage

Please see internet browser software vendor’s website for detailed instructions (e.g. Google Chrome).