Cookies

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Some cookies may only be initiated for certain sections/functionality of the website – this will be indicated in the cookie description.

Cookies are simple ’text files’ which you can read using a Notebook program on your own device. Typically, they contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID.

When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your device. The next time you visit that (or a partner) site, your device checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (that is, one containing the site name).

The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors content to take account of that fact. For instance, it can be helpful to vary content according to whether this is your first ever visit to a site – or your 71st. We use cookies to identify members interacting with our website.

Functional and performance cookies can be turned on/off website users during initial visits and on-going visits.

Below is a list of all the cookies that run across the Ski Club of Great Britain website.

 

NAME

Essential to users

Supplied by

Expiry

Use

Category

_ga

NO

Universal Analytics

26 Months

Used by Universal Analytics to distinguish users.

Performance

_gid

NO

Universal Analytics

1 Day

Used by Universal Analytics to distinguish users.

Performance

_gat

NO

Universal Analytics

1 Minute

Used by Universal Analytics to throttle request rate.

Performance

_dc_qtm_<property-id>

NO

Universal Analytics

1 Minute

Used by Universal Analytics to throttle request rate.

Performance

_qca

NO

Quantcast

1 Year 1 Month

Used by Quantcast to collect analytics for Ski Club Advertising

Performance

ASP.NET SessionId

YES

Sitecore CMS

Browser Close

Session cookie

Functionality

hjIncludedInSample

NO

HotJar

Browser Close

Session cookie used to know if user included in sample to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recording, etc.

Performance

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

NO

Sitecore

10 Years

Cookie used to give each visitor a specific Sitecore ID

Performance

tms VisitorID

NO

Pure360

2 Years

Used to identify each customer and attributes interaction on site

Performance

tms wsid

NO

Pure360

30 Minutes

Used to capture customer activity

Performance