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Cookies

In order to provide the service to customers, this website uses cookies, local shared objects (aka “Flash Cookies) and web storage.

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: aboutcookies.org]

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
Website Software (CMS) exp_last_activity exp_last_visit exp_perpage exp_tracker exp_cp_last_site_id exp_expiration exp_sessionid Our CMS uses cookies in order to render the service to the customer.
Google DoubleClick For Publishers Small Business (DFPSB) __gads DFPSB is the system we use to serve ads on the website. DFPSB Privacy Policy
Facebook lu locale en_GB c_user xs datr We use widgets provided by Facebook to help you share the content with your friends. Facebook sets several cookies in order to provide this functionality. Facebook Privacy Policy
Google Analytics (GA) __utma __utmb __utmc __utmv __utmz Google Analytics helps us gather statistics on how customers use our website, so that we can improve our service. GA Privacy Policy
Google Re-marketing We use Google’s re-marketing tool to allow us to serve adverts to visitors to our website when they are visiting other websites within Google’s advertising network, i.e. Google, uses cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page. GA Privacy Policy
Outbrain _fcap_CAM3 _lvd2 _lvs2 _rcc2 obuid Outbrain analyzes user behaviour & the content on our website and enables us to recommend relevant related content to our users. Outbrain Privacy Policy
ScorecardResearch (SR) SUR UID UIDR evlu ScorecardResearch collects browsing information from several websites for purpose of marketing research. SR Privacy Policy
ShareThis __stid __unam __uset We use a ShareThis widget to help you share our content with other people using social networks, email and other methods. ShareThis Privacy Policy
Twitter auth_token_session guest_id k pid secure_session twll We use widgets provided by Twitter to help you stay current with our latest updates. Twitter Privacy Policy
New Relic NRAGENT This cookie provides us with anonymous statistics about our web server. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
Solar Energy Events __SEE_Cookie_Compliance __SEE_POPUP_next_event_sorwa __SEE_wpdc __SEE_lgdc These cookies provide us with information about whether you have observed certain notices displayed on our website.

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)

For detailed instructions on how to manage cookies (control and delete), please visit aboutcookies.org.

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).