What are cookies?

Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files, which are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. They are used to remember useful information which allows certain functionality within the website to work, for example remembering where you have reached within an order process, or if you’ve logged in to a site. Cookies can’t harm your computer.

What cookies we use

Session Cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to function and will be set regardless of whether you allow other cookies. These cookies are not stored on your computer and will be deleted when you close your web browser.

Functionality Cookies

The functionality cookies that we use allow us to monitor patterns of traffic on our website, accurately measure the success of our campaigns and allow you to interact with social media while on our site.

Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

More Information About Cookies

To learn more about cookies, including how to manage them and how they affect your Online activities, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org You can also learn how to control cookies on different browsers at www.aboutcookies.org/how-tocontrol-cookies/ or if you want to know how to delete cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/.

You can also manage your preferences for what types of advertising you receive on other websites using Your Online Choices.

Please note that these are third party websites and Learning and Work Institute is not responsible for their contents.

A full list of our cookies can be found here.


Name Cookie Purpose Retention period
Website functionality      
  _cfduid Used by the content network Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year
  PHPSESSID Used to preserve a user session across page requests. Session
Google Analytics      
  _ga Used by Google Analytics to track page and site usage. This helps Learning and Work Institute to improve visitor and enhance experience. 2 years
  _gat, _gid Used by Google Analytics to track page and site usage. Session
Events booking      
  ee_cookie_test Used for events espresso system to track individual users. Session
Social sharing __atuvc Updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features. 13 months
  __atuvs Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the used if a page is shared with the social sharing service. Session
  _at.cww, at-lojson-cache-#, at-rand Used by the social sharing platform. Persistent
  bt2 Used by the social sharing platform. 255 days
  uvc Detects how often the social sharing service AddThis detects the same user. 13 months
  uid Creates a unique, machine generated user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers. 1 year
  xtc Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media. 13 months
  vc Used by the social sharing platform. 1 year
Ad tracking/ Google Adwords Bkdc, bku Registers annoymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has as clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same network. 179 days
  csync Optimises ad display based on the user’s movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying. 13 months
  pid Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. Th e ID is used for targeted ads. 13 months
  uuid, uuidc Collects data on the user’s visits to the website such as what pages have been loaded. Th e registered data is used for targeted ads.  
  ads/ga-audiences Used by Google AdWords to re-en gage visitors that are likely to con vert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites. Session
User ID      
Script tags di2, mus, ouid Script tags 1 year
Geo-location loc Used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (county level). 13 months
Device identification TapAd_DID, TapAd_TS Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user. 2 months
  SEUNCY Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits. 179 days
  TestIfCookieP Identifies new users and generates a unique ID for each user. 13 months