- What are the specific cookies that ThirdBlock uses?
In addition to the cookies listed below, ThirdBlock also uses Google Analytics to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including IP address, is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate your use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for ThirdBlock. More information in this regard can be found by visiting Google here.
- Strictly necessary cookies
This cookie is required to determine the Log in session that is in use. These are temporary cookies used in our website which helps us identify users and track their activity on specific pages to provide better user experiences. It may also contain details such as customer name, organisation name, and email address. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. Session cookies and similar technologies may be used for our website to improve its quality.
- Cookies which can improve the website and user experience
This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, the time of their first visit, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie for various calculations, such as days and visits to purchase.
The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. The __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another page view to happen, and that does not occur, it expires.
This cookie is used by Website Optimiser and only sets when the Website Optimiser tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your webpages. When the optimiser script executes, this cookie stores the variation to which the visitor is assigned for each experiment which results in the the visitor having a consistent experience on the website.
__utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what links were followed, what keywords were used, and geolocation. It expires in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. The __utmz cookie also allows its length to be edited with a customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.
- Cookies which can be used to target or retarget
This cookie keeps track of visitors from Facebook and Instagram to the website and tracks their interaction with the website. You can learn more about it here.
LinkedIn Insight Tag
This cookie keeps track of visitors from LinkedIn to the website and tracks their interaction with the web site. You can learn more about it here.
Twitter Universal Website Tag
This cookie keeps track of visitors from Twitter to the website and tracks their interaction with the website. You can learn more about it here.
- What if I don’t want cookies?
You can visit www.aboutcookies.org for further information about disabling cookies.
For further information about cookies, visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau (www.iab.net), an industry body that develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages that explain how cookies work and how they can be managed.