Cookie Declaration

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Category Cookie Name Expiration Time Description More Information
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users. Overview of privacy at Google
Universal Analytics (Google) _gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
Universal Analytics (Google) _gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
Universal Analytics (Google) AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Universal Analytics (Google) _gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
Necessary PHPSESSID Session Preserves user session state across page requests.
Necessary CookieConsent Session Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
Marketing ads/ga-audiences Session A cookie used to remember the goods a user wishes to buy when they proceed to the checkout or add goods to their shopping basket.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit