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What is a cookie?
Our Cookies Policy
Here is a list of all the cookies that are set and how we use them:
Session cookies are used only during your visit to the Sites and are erased once you close your browser;.
Persistent cookies remain on your browser for a period of time, usually for several years from your last visit to the Sites and enable us to remember you on subsequent visits to the Sites and provide more relevant content to you on such Sites..
ANONYMOUS ANALYTICS COOKIES
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. This cookie can tell us whether or not the site you are viewing has been visited before. It allows us to track such things as how many individual users we have and which browsers users are utilising. We have turned on Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to get an idea of our demographics and users’ interests. Please see above for how we use this data. To opt-out of this feature, please go here.
MEMBER AREA/REGISTRATION COOKIES
When you register with us, we generate cookies that represent whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to note which account you are signed in with, and where applicable if you are allowed access to a particular service.
Here’s a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. Note that all of the below are 1st party cookies.
|Cookie name|Cookie Type: Session/ Persistent (Exp. if persistent)| Data stored in cookie|Use of cookie| | ———- | ———- | ———- | ———- | | pr_trk | session | Tracking info like source, source group and request ID | Contains the tracking info of where the visit comes and sequence of pages are visited within a session | | pr_uid | persistent (2 years) | Session ID | Contains session ID which help the statistics of behaviour in maximal 2 years in tracking log | | pr_sid | session | Session ID | Contains the session ID in current session. The visit will be regard as ‘incoming’ if it is null | | PR_SESSIONSOURCE | session | Current source and traffic type for example paid, typed_link | Record tracking source and traffic type | | PR_PERSISTENT_SESSIONSOURCE | persistent (48 days) | Record reference source and traffic type | Record how the browser was referred to our site along with some trafficking information | | PHPSESSID | session | Session ID | Contains the session ID which matches all session data stored in server | | lastSearchKeywords | session | Last search keyword | Contains the last keywords searched by browser right before the click in outgoing log. This click will be regarded as created from this last search keyword | | prefs | session | User preference data | Records user preference on page layout like how to display on product list page or how many products displayed on price comparison page etc. | | guideStats | session | User preference data | Contains the status info when user using ‘buying guide’ | | MyComparisonListTipHasShowen | persistent (1 year) | Status data | Records if it already displayed ‘tips of price comparison’ | | BuyingGuideTipHasShowen | persistent (1 year) | Status data | Records if it already displayed ‘tips of Buying Guide’ | | suggestionTipsHasShowen | persistent (1 year) | Status data | Records if it already displayed ‘tips of new search suggestion’ | | isNormal | persistent (1 year) | Status data | Records if display ‘new search suggestion function’ or ‘old search suggestion function’ | | __plc | persistent (1 year) | User login info | Contains login status of a user like user id and timestamp etc. | | pr_key | session | SEM incoming search keyword | Records the incoming keyword from SEM site | | pr_spn | session | Sponsor click log | Record click history for a sponsor to avoid repeat record the outgoing clicks for same sponsor |
Managing your Cookies
CHANGING YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility). Alternatively, see below specific information about how to enable or disable cookies.
HOW CAN I CONTROL MY COOKIES AND HOW DO I TURN COOKIES OFF?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. We have provided a helpful way to do this in the outline below. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to block cookies, please follow the relevant instructions.
MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER
Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar then ‘Internet Options’ Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab Choose the level of cookie security you want, ranging from Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low and Accept All Cookies For more detailed information on these options under Internet Explorer, please click on one of the links below. IE 9 – Information IE 7/8 – Information
Click on the Spanner icon and select ‘Settings’ from the drop down list
Click on the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ link
Click on the ‘Content Settings’ button under the ‘Privacy’ heading
Change the cookie setting to ‘Block sites from setting any data’
Click on the ‘OK’ button
Click on the ‘Close’ icon on the tab
Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar and then ‘Options’
Click on the ‘Privacy’ panel
Under the ‘Cookies’ section uncheck the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option
Select ‘Settings’ from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
Click on the ‘Advanced’ panel and then ‘Cookies’
Click on ‘Never accept cookies’
Click on ‘OK’
Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
Click on the ‘Security’ panel
Under the ‘Accept Cookies’ section click on ‘Never’
Click on the X in the top right corner to close box
TO ENABLE COOKIES
If you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet: For PCs: Click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option
ALL OTHER BROWSERS
Please consult your documentation or online help files.
If you would like to find out more, you may find the following links useful: The IAB has provided the following website: youronlinechoices.eu For more detailed information about cookies visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/