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Use of cookies by McAllister Litho Glasgow Ltd

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CookieNamePurpose (Expiration Time)
Google Analytics (gtag.js and analytics.js)_gaUsed to distinguish users. (2 years)
Google Analytics (gtag.js and analytics.js)_gidUsed to distinguish users. (24 hours)
Google Analytics (gtag.js and analytics.js)_gatUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. (1 minute)
Google Analytics (gtag.js and analytics.js)AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. (30 seconds to 1 year)
Google Analytics (gtag.js and analytics.js)_gac_<property-id>Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. (90 days)
Google Analytics (ga.js)__utmaUsed 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. (2 years from set/update)
Google Analytics (ga.js)__utmtUsed to throttle request rate. (10 minutes)
Google Analytics (ga.js)__utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. 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. (30 mins from set/update)
Google Analytics (ga.js)__utmcNot 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. (End of browser session)
Google Analytics (ga.js)__utmzStores 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. (6 months from set/update)
Google Analytics (ga.js)__utmvUsed 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 used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. (2 years from set/update)
RedTie Common (RTT & RTQ)SRVIDTemporary cookie not stored once the browser is closed. Set by the load balancers to ensure future requests return to the same server, contains a small token (e.g. srv-101) we don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie Common (RTT & RTQ)ASPSESSIONID{xxxx}

ASP.NET_SessionId

Temporary cookie set by the website script engine, drives Session functionality allowing us to securely persist actions across pages, verify you’re logged in etc. Cookies are random system-generated tokens, don’t expose any sensitive data but enables us to securely link data to it in backend server code. We don’t use these for tracking directly (again only lasts as long as the browser stays open) but it does enable us to associate your actions in the browser to your account, e.g. selecting products.
RedTie RTTsetupPersistent cookie (~120 days) storing the most recently used webstore default language as the content (e.g. English) in case it’s not available elsewhere, typically when a session has been logged out or tries to resume an expired session. We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie RTTaffiliatePersistent cookie (~120 days) storing any inbound affiliate # as the content (e.g. 1234) so their conversions can be tracked later. Rarely used but is something which can be reported on against orders.
RedTie RTTpurlEntryPointPersistent cookie (~24 hours) storing the most recently used webstore BURL as the content in case it’s not available elsewhere. We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie RTTloUser_{xxxx}_idCust

loUser_{xxxx}_guidCust

Persistent cookie (variable, managed by BURL) used to identify and persist logged out customer browsing & shopping. We use these to link logged out customers to a database record, we don’t track the cookies beyond that though we will report via the database on logged in vs. logged out activity.
RedTie RTTrttSSOPersistent cookie (~24 hours) storing the recently used webstore BURL when logging in via the APIs.
RedTie GatewaypagingDetailsPersistent cookie (~1 hour) managing the current page number on multi-page result lists. We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie GatewayiltBrandPersistent cookie (~60 days) determining which site was used last.  Possibly unused? We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie GatewayuserDetails

billingUserDetails

iltUserDetails

Persistent cookie (~1 year) stores the open/close state of sidebar menus. We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie AdmincustomerType

customerStatus

customerSort

accountnameFilterCookie

filterbyFilterCookie

idCategoryFilterCookie

Temporary cookies used to persist search filters on the customer and orders views. We don’t use these for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie RTQRTQ_InvFormatTemporary cookie used to persist search filters on the invoicing page. We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.
RedTie RTQRTQx{xxxx}Persistent cookie (~90 days) used for the remember login feature. Due to be removed. We don’t use this for any tracking, or link to any identifiers.

 

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