Why Do We Use Cookies?

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in.

We may use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features.

We may use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example.

We may also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through the ADS website then you can find out how to do this below.

Cookies We Use

Strategies Members Lounge Software Cookies

Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Description
“PHPSESSID” Functional This stores the user’s session Id
“members-lounge-hasIdentity” Functional Used to flag whether the user is logged in to the Member’s Lounge. This is used by the WordPress Plugin to decide upon displaying a “Login” button.
“members-lounge-fullName” Functional Used to store the Full Name of the User logged in to Member’s Lounge. This is used by the WordPress Plugin to display in the header if a User is logged in to the Member’s Lounge.

Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Description
“__utma” Analytical Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
“__utmt” Analytical Used to throttle request rate.
“__utmb” Analytical The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
“__utmc” Analytical End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
“__utmz” Analytical Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
“__utmv” Analytical Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also u

How Can I Control Cookies?

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your web browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.