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Cookie Policy

We use cookies on this site to provide a better user experience and by using this site it is assumed you are happy with our use of cookies. More information and how to change your cookie settings.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's web browser. The cookie is set by request by a web server to a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, chrome). A cookie is entirely 'passive' and does not contain software programmes, a virus or spyware. A cookie is composed of two parts, its name and its content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the life-time of the cookie is determined. Technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to a website associated with that web server.

What are cookies used for?

A cookie contains information linked from a web browser (the user) to a specific web server (the website).  If a web browser accesses that web server again, the web server can read from and react to that information.  Cookies ensure a user-friendly experience and support safety efforts for many online offers and services, e.g. language preferences, privacy settings, shopping baskets of online shops or relevant adverts.

What cookies are used by this site?

 

Site

Read by

Name

Description

Duration

visitmanchester.com

AddThis

__atuvc

The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

2 years

 

Google Analytics

__utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

6 months

 

 

__utmc

 

Session

 

 

__utmb

 

Session

 

 

__utma

 

2 years

 

visitmanchester.com

SERVERID

This is used to ensure you maintain a stable connection with our web site servers by balancing traffic across our different servers.

Session

 

 

vm_mapback

This is used to manage the journey between the visitmanchester standard site and the map view.

3 months

 

 

__qca

The _qca cookie may use your "computer's IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser's time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics" in order to "analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Quantcast.com Site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services."

5 years

marketingmanchester.com

Google Analytics

__utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

6 months

 

 

__utmc

 

Session

 

 

__utmb

 

Session

 

 

__utma

 

2 years

conferences.visitmanchester.com

Google Analytics

__utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

6 months

 

 

__utmc

 

Session

 

 

__utmb

 

Session

 

 

__utma

 

2 years

 

visitmanchester.com

ASP.NET _SessionId

This is used to assign an ID to your session.

Session

 

 

updateCheck

This is used by the site to manage your session.

2 days

 

 

__qca

The _qca cookie may use your "computer's IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser's time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics" in order to "analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Quantcast.com Site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services."

5 years

manchestertourismawards.com

Google Analytics

__utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

6 months

 

 

__utmc

 

Session

 

 

__utmb

 

Session

 

 

__utma

 

2 years

manchesteratmipim.com

Google Analytics

__utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

6 months

 

 

__utmc

 

Session

 

 

__utmb

 

Session

 

 

__utma

 

2 years

 

How do I control cookies?

Control cookies in Internet Explorer - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Control cookies in Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Control cookies in Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer

Control cookies in Safari - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042