Wiki:Cookies

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Last updated: 7 November 2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are used by the majority of websites, for example: to remember information about you, to keep you logged in, and to understand how people are using the website to make improvements. You can find out more about cookies from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Cookies we use and why

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. See our privacy policy for details of our practises regarding the collection and processing of personal information.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference wiki_outscape_netcookiewarning_dismissed This cookie is used to remember a user's choice about cookies.
Session wiki_outscape_net_session Used to keep a user logged in.
Analytics (Google) _ga
_gid
_gat
Used to collect information about how visitors use our websites to help us improve them. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
YouTube PREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube's embedding videos information page.
PREF - * Expires after eight months
VSC - * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - * expires after eight months
remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

How to manage cookies

Most web browsers provide settings and controls that enable you to manage cookies, including:

  • View cookies that have been set
  • Delete cookies
  • Block or allow certain cookies (please note: blocking or restricting cookies can prevent websites from working correctly)

To find out more, visit your web browser's help section. The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers: