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Our cookie list

This list can help you recognise the cookies sent to your browser when you visit cowandgate.co.uk. There’s also a short description of what they’re for and how long they’ll stay on your computer’s hard drive.

This list is current as of 3rd October 2014. We’ve tried to cover all the cookies which we, or our technology partners, use. But please bear in mind there might be a short delay in updating this list. If you do notice a discrepancy, or think a cookie is missing, please let us know on cookies@cowandgate-baby.co.uk

These are the cookies you might come across on cowandgate.co.uk

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This allows administrators certain functions, such as changing content. This cookie can allow us to see which pages you visit and how you use our site. However, we don't use it for this purpose. What's more, it can't track you once you leave or return, and doesn't contain anything that can identify you personally. Cow and Gate



To help us make our website better for you, we use Google’s Analytic tools. This sets five cookies which collect useful information, like how many people visit our site, which pages they like most, how long they stay, and where on the web they come here from. If you don’t want to be part of these stats, you can opt -out of Google Analytics cookies [1]. Or simply delete your cookies at the end of each session, as described below. This cookie is set to lets us know you have chosen to set your cookie limits.

2 years


1 hour



__utmz 6 months
_utmt session
hmli 3 months
CMSCookiePreference This cookie is set to let us know you have chosen to set your cookie limits. 3 months
anon-user-guide This cookie keeps your scores for you when you’re 'hearting' so you can see what you liked. 4 years
acceptCookies This stores the degree of cookie acceptance you have chosen to use when visiting this site (essential only, functional, or personal) session
bfNotice This cookie just remembers that you've seen our breast-feeding notice   <1 hour
pid Twitter do not give detailed information on the content or use of their cookies. You may read their privacy statement covering cookies here [2] Twitter 18 months
guest_id 2 years
LivePersonID The LivePerson Knowledge Base states that "The information saved to these cookies is used to identify returning visitors by saving LivePerson-specific data such as visitor ID, last chat date etc. The cookies do not contain any private customer data, or any data which would be accessible or useful outside of LivePerson" [3]. Liveperson 1 year
HumanClickKEY session
HumanClickSiteContainer_51684179 session
HumanClickCHATKEY session
test_cookie The “test” cookie is used only to verify if your browser is accepting cookies. Doubleclick < 1 hour
id This cookie is set by DoubleClick or sometimes YouTube. It allows us to understand how you use our site. You may remove it individually, or by blocking all YouTube cookies [2, 3]. 1 year
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube don’t publish the details of their cookies or how they use them. If you don’t want YouTube to know who you are, you can block them individually [6, 7] or completely, as described below. Youtube 8 months
YSC session
PREF 2 years
GEUP 2 years
ACID Advertising.com say “None of the Click Stream Data is personally identifiable. Collecting the Click Stream Data assists us in delivering targeted and more relevant advertising messages to web surfers. ” You may opt-out as described in [8] advertising.com 2 years
ASCID session
C2 2 years
aam_uuid This setting will/will not: “allow you to receive personalised adverting relating to Cow and Gate based on your use of our site. (Please note that this will not affect the preferences you have expressed on there websites nor will it affect other sites use of interest based advertising). www.cowandgate.co.uk 30 days
lbda_timestamp 30 minutes
cookie_optout This allows our website to know whether you have given us your consent to place functional cookies or tracking cookies on your device. This cookie is necessary for us to respect your cookie preferences. never

[1] Google Analytics policy – http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
[2] Twitter privacy policy – https://twitter.com/privacy
[3] LivePerson privacy policy – http://www.liveperson.com/policies/privacy
[4] Google cookies Policy – http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
[5] Netmining privacy policy– http://www.netmining.com/privacy-policy/
[6] Google/YouTube privacy policy – http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
[7] Google/YouTube cookies – http://www.google.com/ policies/privacy/key-terms/#toc-terms-cookie
[8] Advertising.com opt-out policy – http://advertising.aol.com/privacy/opt-out

How to unset or clear cookies
Cookies are just small files of data that websites can send to your computer (via your browser) for all sorts of legitimate reasons. By law, you now have the choice and responsibility to decide which sites can and can’t use which cookies. To help you manage them efficiently, all browsers give you tools to control your cookies. So you can keep them (permanently or for a certain amount of time) or completely delete them.

At Cow & Gate we recommend the “All About Cookies” website. It’s published by an independent body and is a good source of information about cookies and how to organise yours. The following pages could be particularly handy:

Controlling your cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
Deleting your cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2

There are lots of other websites you could take a look at for more information too. If you have any other questions, please get in touch with us at cookies@cowandgate.co.uk

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