LTS Cookies

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit an LTS developed/published website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

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Topics:

  1. How to control and delete cookies
  2. Cookie categories
  3. List of the main LTS cookies
  4. Third party cookies
  5. Local shared objects (Flash cookies)
  6. Cookies set by third party sites
  7. Other third party IP address processing activities

1. How to control and delete cookies

LTS sometimes uses cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you (e.g. name, contact details, e-mail address). However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by LTS websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of a LTS website.

We may use persistent cookies if you have registered with us online. These cookies allow us to make the logging-in process easier and more secure. They will also be used to recognise you when you return to the Site. We may also use session cookies that will hold your data on our site until such time as you logout.

LTS use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see section 3 below.

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2. Cookie categories

  1. Strictly necessary cookies
  2. Performance cookies
  3. Functionality cookies
  4. 3rd party cookies
  1. Strictly necessary cookies (or ‘Essential cookies’)
    • Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the University website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.
  2. Performance cookies (or ‘Cookies monitoring website use’)
    • We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our performance in provision of information and services. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.e.g. Google Analytics, Piwik…
  3. Functionality cookies
    • These are cookies that are not essential, but enhance your use of our website. They remember choices you make to enhance your experience of our site. For example: text size preferences.
  4. 3rd party cookies (or Third party cookies)
    • Some University pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser in accordance with their own privacy policies, although many can be blocked by you without impact on your experience. The University of Edinburgh has no control over these cookies.e.g. Google Maps, YouTube, Disqus, Issuu, SlideShare, Google Analytics…

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3. List of the main LTS cookies

CARMMScarmms.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
CARMMS ASPSESSIONID*, carmms A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Twitter twll, k, pid, _twitter_sess, guest_id, original_referer, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz D See below.

Clinical Auditwww.clinicalaudit.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Clinical Education CA, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security, navigation and user profile.
Clinical Education font_size C Used to remember preferred font size.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Piwik _pk_id.*, _pk_ref.*, _pk_ses.* B, D See below.

Climate Change – climate.staginglts.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Climate Change boilerhana A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

Clinical Educationwww.clinicaleducation.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Clinical Education clinicaleducation, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security, navigation and user profile.
Clinical Education font_size C Used to remember preferred font size.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

COM:MAND – command.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
COM:MAND session A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

CRFR – Centre for Research on Families and Relationshipswww.crfr.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Twitter twll, k, pid, _twitter_sess, guest_id, original_referer, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

MSc in Dental Primary Caredentistry.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Dental Primary Care ASPSESSIONID*, Crumb, dentistry A Used for site security.

Diabetes Foot Screeningwww.diabetesframe.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Diabetes Foot Screening Diabetes Visitor, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for module quiz registration and training module session data.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Piwik _pk_id.*, _pk_ref.*, _pk_ses.* B, D See below.

EEMeC – www.eemec.med.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EEMeC ASPSESSIONID*,Crumb,EEMeC,EEMeCauth,ASP.NET_SessionId A Used for authenticating users to EEMeC.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

EEMeC Group Manager – www.eemec.med.ed.ac.uk/groupmanager

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EEMeC Group Manager .ASPNETAUTH A Used for authenticating users on .NET sites. The value is a random string of letters and numbers.

EEPoP – www.eepop.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EEPoP EEPoP, TT, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security, navigation and user profile.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

eeSURG – learning.essq.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
eeSURG ele, Crumb, Remember, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security, navigation and user profile.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

EEVEC – www.eevec.vet.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EEVEC EEVeC, Crumb, TT, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security, navigation and user profile.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

EMSEC – www.emsec.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EMSEC ASPSESSIONID*, EMSEC, TT A Used for site security.

EPDI – www.dentistry.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EPDI has_js C Used to determine whether JavaScript is enabled.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
ShareThis __set, __utma, __utmz, __unam, __stid, evlu, UID, UIDPATH, UIDR D See below.
YouTube SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE D See below.

EROS – www.eros.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
EROS SecurityX,Security, User, ASPSESSIONID*, JSESSIONID, NSC_xxx.fe.bd.vl (TBC) A Used for site security, session data and user profile.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

eScriptwww.escript.law.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
escript ASPSESSIONID*, escript A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
tinyMCE tinymcePasteText D See below.

eWriting – www.ewriting.org.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
eWriting UserID, arMenu_0_arItem_*, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security, user profile and menu function.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

eurca – www.eurca.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
eurca ASPSESSIONID*, currentURL, status, ResName, Admin, Country, email, EURCA, FirstName, LastName, MailList, password, Registered, Salutation, UserID A Used for site security, session data and user profile.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

GenSURG – learning.gensurg.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
GenSURG ASPSESSIONID*, session, Remember, gensurg, GenSURGauth A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Survey Monkey P_22288385, TSc1209a, P_22288891, TS54026e D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

GPST – gpst.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
GPST ASPSESSIONID*, copse, GPSTauth A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

GRACE – gracescore.co.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
GRACE session C Used for site authentication.

Growing Up in Scotland Study (GUS)growingupinscotland.org.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Twitter twll, k, pid, _twitter_sess, guest_id, original_referer, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

Haematology Virtual Patientswww.hub.mvm.ed.ac.uk/labyrinth/haematology

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
haematology_vp ASPSESSIONID* A Used for managing VP resources.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

HEARTe – www.heartelearning.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics (including Demographics & Interests Reporting) _ga B, D See below.
HEARTe session, test, visitor A Used for page session data, browser health check test and module certificate registration.

Hub – www.hub.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

ICONZ – www.iconzafrica.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
ICONZ PHPSESSID, .ASPXAUTH, .ASPXROLES A Used for page session data and site security.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.



Labyrinth – labyrinth.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Labyrinth Labyrinth, ASPSESSIONID*, sessionGUID A Used for page session data, navigation, user profile and site security.

LODOPPnet (COST Action BM0802) – lodopp.net

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
LODOPPnet ASPSESSIONID* A Used for general site session data.
scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR) sifrFetch C Custom font (optimisation).
Translate This Button tt-lang C Used to remember your language choice for the automated translation tool.

LTS – www.lts.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Facebook Sub, presence, p, xs, s, lu, datr, c_user D See below.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Google Maps SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF D See below.
Twitter PREF, _twitter_sess, guest_id, k, pid, original_referer D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.


Malawimalawi.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

MEDINE2 – medine2.com

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
MEDINE2 ASPSESSIONID*, .ASPXAUTH, .ASPXROLES A Used for site security, session data and user profile.
SurveyMonkey ep201, ep202, SSPV, SSID, SSRT, __qca, s_pers D See below.
Vanilla Forums Vanilla,Vanilla-Volatile A Used for MEDINElingua public discussion boards.


One Health Globalwww.onehealthglobal.net

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

OOER Labyrinth – ooer.labyrinth.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
OOER Labyrinth medev%2Dooer%2Dresource, sessionGUID, ooer%5Flabyrinth, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for page session data, navigation, user profile and site security.

OpenMedopenmed.co.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
OpenMed cspage1, PHPSESSID A Used for remembering current page, and current searches.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

BSc (Hons) in Oral Healthoralhealth.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Oral Health dentistry2, Crumb, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security and navigation.

Orthodontic Therapyorthotherapy.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Orthodontic Therapy ortho, Crumb, ASPSESSIONID* A Used for site security and navigation.

OrthoSURGlearning.orthosurg.ed.ac.uk

See GenSURG

OSCA – exam.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
OSCA ASPSESSIONID*, OSCA, User, Security A Used for site security.

Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) – psapilot.net

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
PSA session A Session cookie.

MSc in Primary Dental Carepdc.dentistry.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
pdc.dentistry.ed.ac.uk _utma, _utmz, session, _utmc, utmb A User profile, session data.

ePortfolio – pft.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
ePortfolio ASPSESSIONID*, eportfolio A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

RECAL – www.recal.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
RECAL RECAL, labyrinth A Used for RECAL user authentication and Labyrinth session data.

SCoT Onlinewww.scotonline.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics (including Demographics & Interests Reporting) __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
SCoT Online PHPSESSID A Used for page session data.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

Room Bookingwww.bookings.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Room Booking ASPSESSIONID* A Session cookie.
Room Booking RoomBook A Access level, status, user fullname and user id.
Room Booking bk A Booking clash.
Room Booking rbcontext A Confirming, editing, managing mobile equipment booking.

The Scottish Doctorwww.scottishdoctor.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Scottish Doctor scotdoc, ASPSESSIONID* A ASP page session data and admin log-in

SEFCE – sefce.net

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
SEFCE sefce A Used for site security.
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.

SCPHRP : Scottish Collaboration for
Public Health Research & Policy
www.scphrp.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Twitter __utmv, guest_id, pid, remember_checked_on A See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

SRCRN – www.srcrn.co.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

Stroke4Carers – www.stroke4carers.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics (including Demographics & Interests Reporting) __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Stroke4Carers PHPSESSID A Used for page session data.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

Stroke Advancing Modules – www.strokeadvancingmodules.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Disquss __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz, __qca, disqus_unique, UIDR, mc, UID, testCookie D See below.
Google Analytics (including Demographics & Interests Reporting) __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Stroke Core Competencies ASPSESSIONID*, STARS Visitor, STARS Training A Used for page session data and module certificate registration.

Stroke Core Competencies – www.strokecorecompetencies.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics (including Demographics & Interests Reporting) __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Stroke Core Competencies ASPSESSIONID*, STARS Visitor, STARS A Used for page session data and module certificate registration.

Stroke Training – www.stroketraining.org

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics (including Demographics & Interests Reporting) __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Stroke Training ASPSESSIONID*, TT A Used for session data and admin log-in.

Supporting Derekdementia.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
Supporting Derek PHPSESSID A Used for online course assessment.
WordPress wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-* A See below.

Tutorial Booking System (TuBS) – tubs.mvm.ed.ac.uk

Cookie Cookie name(s) Category Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz B, D See below.
TuBS session A Session cookie.

UroSURGlearning.urosurg.ed.ac.uk

See GenSURG

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4. Third party cookies

LTS use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on LTS websites on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Cookie Name Description
Disquss Disqus set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Disqus comment box. While we have no control over the cookies set by Disqus, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Disqus users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google, Facebook, Twitter or Disqus account if you are signed in to one. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Disqus, in which case it is linked to your Disqus, Google, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Typical cookie names:

  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmv
  • __utmz
  • __qca
  • disqus_unique
  • UIDR
  • mc
  • UID
  • testCookie
Facebook Facebook widgets and like buttons do not set cookies if you have never logged in to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, and have logged into Facebook at some point, cookies will be accessed even if you are not currently logged into Facebook.When you use a Facebook widget, information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Twitter and stored on servers in the United States, and linked to your Facebook account (which may include your real name and personal details).Typical cookie names:

  • Sub
  • presence
  • p
  • xs
  • s
  • lu
  • datr
  • c_user
Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Typical cookie names:

  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmv
  • __utmz
Google Analytics – Demographics & Interests Reporting Selected sites within our portfolio now have Google Demographics & Interests Reporting enabled. These additional analytics include the tracking of anonymised data visitor demographics (age, gender) and interests (affinity categories, other categories).

These Google Analytics features are based on Display Advertising (e.g. Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting).

Using the Ads Settings, you can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads.

Google Maps Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

Typical cookie names:

  • SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF
Gravatar Some LTS published/developed websites use Gravatar (an abbreviation for globally recognized avatar), a service for providing globally unique avatars which was created by Tom Preston-Werner. Gravatar sets a cookie in order to display an avatar image of your choice on the website. Gravatar don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop their products, or protect their rights. Gravatar don’t store personal information on their servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of their services.

Typical cookie names:

  • __qca
  • gravatar
Piwik Piwik is an open source web analytics system written by a team of international developers, and runs on a LTS owned a PHP/MySQL webserver. No user data is shared outside of LTS.Typical cookie names:

  • PIWIK_SESSID
    • _pk_id.*
    • _pk_ref.*
    • _pk_ses.*
ShareThis The ShareThis button is an all-in-one widget that lets people share any content on the Web with friends via e-mail, AIM, or text message.

Typical cookie names:

  • __set
  • __utma
  • __utmz
  • __unam
  • __stid
  • evlu
  • UID
  • UIDPATH
  • UIDR
SurveyMonkey SurveyMonkey provides free online questionnaire and survey software.

Typical cookie names:

  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmz
  • mbox
  • s_pers
  • s_sess
  • NSC_xfc
  • auth
  • smid
  • sid
Twitter Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. While we have no control over the cookies set by Twitter, it appears that the cookie stores information about the feed you are viewing, where you accessed the feed, and details of your twitter account (if you are logged in).When you use a Twitter widget, information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Twitter and stored on servers in the United States.Typical cookie names:

  • PREF
  • _twitter_sess
  • guest_id
  • k
  • pid
  • original_referer
WordPress WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. All data is stored with LTS, and no personal information is shared outside of LTS.Typical cookie names:

  • wordpress_*
  • wordpress_logged_in_*
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wp-settings-*
  • wp-settings-time-*

 

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5. Local shared objects (Flash cookies)

LTS uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver some of its video content services. To improve user experience, local shared objects (LSOs) – or Flash cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash cookies:

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites – see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.

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6. Cookies set by third party sites

Sometimes our websites embed photos and video content from external websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. LTS does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Sharing Tools

Some LTS websites carry embedded ‘share’ buttons (e.g. ShareThis) to enable users of the site to easily 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. LTS does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

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7. Other third party IP address processing activities

LTS websites sometimes offer features that allow users to share links with social networks and LTS shortens that URL using the bit.ly service

Bit.ly provides LTS with anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of the shortened LTS URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. The LTS does not have access to the IP address of your computer collected by bit.ly when you use its service or any other identifiable information about you. Nor does Bit.ly have any access to data collected on a LTS website.

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