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Cookie policy

What cookies are and how we use them

Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer when you visit some websites.

They are widely used to:

  • ensure websites work correctly
  • improve the user experience
  • provide information to owners of the sites

You can change which cookies you’re happy for us to use.

You can also manage your cookies through your browser settings. Visit the About Cookies website to find out how to delete cookies from your device.

The cookies we use and their purpose

Strictly necessary cookies

Name of cookie
__cf_bm
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
How long it lasts for
One day.
Name of cookie
AWSELB
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
How long it lasts for
A session (your website visit).
Name of cookie
AWSELBCORS
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimise user experience.
How long it lasts for
One day.
Name of cookie
CookieConsent
Provider
oscarkilo.org.uk
Why we use it
Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
How long it lasts for
One year.

Cookies that measure website use

Name of cookie
_ga
Provider
oscarkilo.org.uk
Why we use it
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
How long it lasts for
Two years.
Name of cookie
_ga_#
Provider
oscarkilo.org.uk
Why we use it
Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.
How long it lasts for
Two years.
Name of cookie
_gat
Provider
oscarkilo.org.uk
Why we use it
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
How long it lasts for
One day.
Name of cookie
_gid
Provider
oscarkilo.org.uk
Why we use it
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
How long it lasts for
One day.
Name of cookie
_at.hist.#
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user's usage history of the AddThis sharing widget.
How long it lasts for
Persistent.

Cookies that help with our marketing

Name of cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Provider
youtube.com
Why we use it
Tries to estimate the user's bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
How long it lasts for
179 days.
Name of cookie
YSC
Provider
youtube.com
Why we use it
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
How long it lasts for
A session (your website visit).
Name of cookie
_at.cww
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
How long it lasts for
Persistent.
Name of cookie
at-lojson-cache-#
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
How long it lasts for
Persistent.
Name of cookie
at-rand
Provider
podbean.com
Why we use it
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
How long it lasts for
Persistent.
Name of cookie
loc
Provider
addthis.com
Why we use it
Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).
How long it lasts for
One year.
Name of cookie
uvc
Provider
addthis.com
Why we use it
Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.
How long it lasts for
One year.
Name of cookie
xtc
Provider
addthis.com
Why we use it
Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.
How long it lasts for
One year.