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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded on to a device when an internet user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user's website session. Cookies do not identify people; they are defined by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser.

The use of cookies and similar technologies has been commonplace for some time; cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services.

There are three major types of cookies:  

1.       Session Cookies link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire immediately when you log out and close the website that sent them. They are not written to your hard drive and do not collect any information from the user’s computer.

A typical example would be a cookie that remembers what you stored in your shopping basket so that it is available at checkout.  

2.       Persistent Cookies are stored on your hard drive. Websites use persistent cookies to remember things like your preferences and shopping history.  

3.       Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) may be stored on a user’s computer when users have Adobe Flash installed and view Flash media, such as video clips. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them using a browser.

Adobe's website offers a tool to control Flash cookies on your computer

For more information, see the aboutcookies.org FAQ

Why we need cookies

A cookie makes the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. They save time and make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. They can also be necessary for a website to function and give you what you went there for.

Glass.co.uk cookies

Glass.co.uk will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us improve how our website works; for example, by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

A list of our cookies is as follows:

Company

First/Third Party

COOKIE NAMES

PURPOSE

Glass.co.uk

First

__atuvc

Necessary for website functioning

__qca

EPiServer.CMO.LPO

Kampyle: Feedback button

First

k_push8

Retains the invitation opt-out to avoid re-inviting a visitor who has already accepted or declined a proactive invitation.

k_visit

Counts the number of user visits

push_time_start

Time and date that the push invitation was triggered

session_start_time

Starting time and date for the visitor's current session.

Youtube: About Glass's video

First

PREF

 

use_hitbox

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Google Analytics

First

__utma

We use Google Analytics primarily to understand and improve the performance of Glass.co.uk. We track how many people visit us, which pages are popular, which pages are experiencing issues etc. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about website visitors.

__utmb

__utmc

__utmz

Sophus3

Third

TCID

Analytics

TCSess

Used car feed

Third

USED_CAR_LIST

 

CAR_ID_HISTORY

Advertising companies

Third

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/ad22405.11567

/ad22405.12067

/BC

/PC

/SC

/SO

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AA002

anj

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bh

bt

BX

di

dt

eid

evt

extid

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ih

liday1

loc

mdata

meld_sess

MUID

NSC_fo1efm_qppm_iuuq

OACBLOCK

OACCAP

OASCCAP

OAX

p12704_1a

psc

pv1

RFMW

RMFD

RMFL

SERVERID

sess

ST

tag

ts

tst

udc

udi

uic

uid

uit

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uvc

vuday1

zob

Cookies set by Third Parties

To support our website, Glass.co.uk will occasionally embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with embedded content, for example or “About Us” page, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Glass.co.uk does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

There is our embedded sharing tool that enables users of Glass.co.uk to share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Glass.co.uk does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How to control and delete cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

For more information about controlling cookies in individual browsers, see aboutcookies.org How to control cookies...

For more information about deleting cookies in individual browsers, see aboutcookies.org How to delete cookies…

You can control Flash Cookies through Adobe’s website

What else is stored on your device?

You may notice that there are other files besides cookies stored on your device after visiting Glass.co.uk. These cached files increase the speed at which Glass.co.uk loads; essentially, they save you time since you don’t have to reload all this information from scratch every time you visit a page you’ve been to before. They include picture files used on our site, style sheets that give our website its look, pages from our website, and JavaScript files that make our site interactive (e.g., buttons).

Why are we giving you this information?

We want you to understand why Glass.co.uk stores information on your device and gain your consent to do so. As of 26 May 2012, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) require that all UK websites have to gain consent from their users to store information on their devices.

For more information, please see aboutcookies.org Cookie Law

Last updated: 19/06/2012