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About Cookies 

Cookies are small pieces of data are sent to and retrieved from your browser by a website. These cookies can be used to store and retrieve information about you or your device (computer, tablet or mobile) which are then mostly used to present you with a more personalised web experience, both on this site and others you visit.

Almost all modern websites use cookies, and European privacy regulations require that your consent is obtained for the use of all cookies except those that are necessary for the site to provide you with information and services you request.

Below is a detailed list of the cookies that may be used by our site if you choose to allow cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. 

Name

Purpose

.ASPXAUTH

Used to determine if a user is authenticated.

ASP.NET_SessionId

General session cookie set by the server used to track the session state. Enables the site to remember selections and preferences made by the user.

BIGipServerp

Security/Ecommerce Processing.

Brother_TerritorySelect

Remembers a user's location in terms of global territory

brother-online#lang

Session cookie to remember a user's language preference.

BrotherOnline_Basket

Appears to be used in conjunction with e-commerce functions on this site.

omnijoin#lang

Session cookie set by the server. Used by Brother's WebConf facility, the likely purpose of this cookie is to remember a user's language preference.

omnijoin#sc_mode

Session cookie set by the server. Used by Brother's WebConf facility.

pp

Security/Ecommerce Processing;

sc_fv

Session cookie used to remember user preferences.

sdn#lang

Sitecore - Content Management System provider;

shell#lang

Session cookie set by the server. The likely purpose of this cookie is to remember a user's language preference.

sitecore_userticket

Session cookie used by the Site Core CMS to maintain user sessions


Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Name

Purpose

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Analytics cookie used to measure website traffic

__utma

Analytics cookie used to measure website traffic – using a service provided by Google Analytics

__utmb

Analytics cookie used to measure website traffic – using a service provided by Google Analytics

__utmc

Analytics cookie used to measure website traffic – using a service provided by Google Analytics

__utmz

Analytics cookie used to measure website traffic – using a service provided by Google Analytics

 

 

 Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

 

Name

Service Provider

_atuvs

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.

__atuvc

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.


 Targeting Cookies 

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Name

Service Provider

_gcl_au

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services

 SID  YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.
 datr  This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service.  As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites.  This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services.  In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook the user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service.  Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites.
 HSID  YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time
 loc  This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.  Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer
 
 APISID  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. 
 SSID  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. 
 
 lu  This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service.  As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites.  This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services.  In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.
 
 PREF  YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches
 
 APISID  YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 
 
 xtc  This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.  
 
 PREF  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches
 
 SSID
YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

 LOGIN_INFO
 
 YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 
 
 SID  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.
 SAPISID  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. 
 
 id
 
 This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange 
 
 HSID  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time
 
 uvc
 
 This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.  Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis
 
 SAPISID
 
 YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 
 

 

 

 


Social Sharing Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks.  These cookies are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and build up a profile of your interests.  This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.  However if you do not use these other services, then these cookies may not be set by our site. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

Name

Service Provider

__atuvc

AddThis

__utma

Twitter

__utmv

Twitter

__utmz

Twitter

_atshc

AddThis

bt

AddThis

datr

Facebook

di

AddThis

dt

AddThis

external_referer

Twitter

guest_id

Twitter

k

Twitter

loc

AddThis

locale

Facebook

lsd

Facebook

NID

Google

PREF

YouTube

psc

AddThis

reg_ext_ref

Facebook

reg_fb_gate

Facebook

reg_fb_ref

Facebook

ssc

AddThis

ssh

AddThis

sshs

AddThis

uid

AddThis

uit

AddThis

use_hitbox

YouTube

uvc

AddThis

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

wd

Facebook


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