What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold data specific about a particular user and their use of websites. They can be accessed either by the web server or the user’s computer. The information stored by the cookie allows the server to deliver a page tailored to the user. Alternatively, the page itself can contain scripts which can read the data in the cookie and is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
This complies with the EU Directive issued on 25 May 2011 that requires websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.
What cookies does Akita use?
The following cookies are used by Akita. Cookies are used on both akita.co.uk and akitais.com unless a specific website is stated in the description.
|MUID||Used to synchronise ID across different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.||1 year||Advertisement|
|_uetsid||Used by Microsoft to help make improvements to our website.||1 day||Performance|
|_ga||Installed by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report.||2 years||Analytics|
|_gidI||Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing.||1 day||Analytics|
|_gat||Installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute||Performance|
|_gat_UA-118986526-1||Installed by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website.||1 minute||Performance|
|_gat_gtag_UA_118986526_1||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.||1 minute||Analytics|
|__ss||Set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||1 day||Advertisement|
|__ss_referrer||This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||1 hour||Advertisement|
|_lfa||This cookie is issued by Leadfeeder to identify the IP addresses of companies visiting akita.co.uk||2 years||Other|
|koitk||Set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||9 years||Advertisement|
|__ss_tk||Set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||24 years||Advertisement|
|_CAN_SId||Issued by CANDDi and used on akita.co.uk. It holds a unique reference which allows CANDDi to relate all the tracking to a single Session||1 hour||Analytics|
|SUID||This is a Microsoft cookie relating to customer relationship management system||1 year||Other|
|suid_legacy||This is a Microsoft cookie relating to customer relationship management system||1 year||Other|
|nelioab_userid||Issued by Nelio and used to enable A/B testing of page designs on akita.co.uk||1 year||Performance|
|_CAN_BId||This is a User Identification cookie issued by Canddi and used on akita.co.uk. It holds a unique reference which identifies this visitor each time that they return to your site.||3 years||Other|
|_gat_UA-35070578-1||Served by Google Analytics, it is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded on high traffic volume websites.||1 minute||Performance|
|UserMatchHistory||Issued by Linkedin to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.||4 weeks||Other|
|lang||Stores the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.||Functional|
|lidc||Set by LinkedIn and used for routing.||1 day||Functional|
|bcookie||Set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.||2 years||Functional|
|bscookie||This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.||2 years||Advertisement|
|lissc||Issued by LinkedIn and relates to advertising||1 year||Advertisement|
How to opt out of Google Analytics cookies
For cookies used by SharpSpring, please click here.
In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
How to disable all cookies
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies
Apple Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467