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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or purchase search credits.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, the list of searches you don’t wish to see cost notifications for).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies are provided by Google who to determine your interests will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|URL Cookie||return_url||Stores the referring URL when the User purchases credits, so we know where to return them to when they are finished.||15 minutes OR deleted when they get to payment thanks page.|
|Search Cookie||Slsearch/advsearch||Remembers the User's preference for single line/advanced PAF searching.||1 year OR deleted when they toggle their selection. i.e. if slsearch selected advsearch cookie deleted and visa versa.|
|Don't Display Cookie||dontshowagain||Keeps a list of searches the User no longer wishes to see cost notifications for.||1 year|
|Old browser||Oldbrowser||Only applies to our ORBIS website. Indicates that we have shown a warning that the browser is too old.||1 hour|
|Userform||userform2_short/sa_userform_[UEN]||Only applies to our ORBIS website. Indicates the user has completed a userform.||1 hour for userform2_short / 1 year for sa_userform|
|Don't show zonesearch help||dont_show_help||Remembers the users preference to not see lightbox showing zonesearch instructions||1 year|
|Saved records||savedrecords||Used to stored saved records below the left navigation column.||Session cookie, expires when the browser is closed.|
|Google Analytics||_-utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions.||2 years from set/update|
|Google Analytics||__utmt||Used to throttle request rate||10 minutes|
|Google Analytics||__utmb||Used to determine new sessions/visits||30 minutes|
|Google Analytics||__utmz||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.||6 months from set/update|
|Google Analytics||__utmv||Used to store visitor level custom variable data.||2 years from set/update|
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years from the date they are set or updated.