More about cookies on instantatlas.com and communities.instantatlas.com

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. They are commonly used to retain settings or other features ready for your next visit.

We use cookies to make our website easier for you to use. We will only read or write cookies for the preference level set by you. Please note that cookies set prior to you changing your settings will still be on your computer, but you can remove them using your browser settings.

The cookies used on instantatlas.com and communities.instantatlas.com are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

Please click on the hyperlinks above to read more about each category.

Strictly necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing, and they don’t remember where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to…

  • Remember things like information you've entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
  • Identify you as being logged in to instantatlas.com or communities.instantatlas.com
  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'strictly necessary'.

Civic UK cookies

  • civicShow – session cookie to show your cookie preferences
  • civicAllowCookies – session cookie to capture your cookie preferences

Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use performance cookies to…

  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Enhance your experience on our website so that scripts and code runs as efficiently as possible.

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Opting-out of these cookies may result in our website not performing or displaying correctly and therefore we strongly recommend that you do not opt-out of these cookies to ensure that you are able to access the information you need in as painless a way as possible.

Geowise does not currently use performance cookies.

Functionality

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use 'Functionality' cookies to…

  • Provide a personalised experience for you when using our website
  • Prevent you from having to enter information into forms more than once
  • Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose
  • Help you to get unlimited access to most types of content available on the site

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of 'Functionality' cookies. Disabling these cookies may result in our website not performing or displaying correctly and therefore we strongly recommend that you do not opt-out of these cookies to ensure that you are able to access the information you need in as painless a way as possible.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Functionality'.


Cookie Functionality Host
vblastactivity Used for secure login to the forum to remember login information (at your request) and viewed posts (to enable filtered posting or new posts only) Statcounter
vblastvisit As above Statcounter
phpsessid Used for authentication when logging in to StatCounter - this cookie is integral to the security of your account Statcounter
is_unique Used to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits. No personal information is stored in the cookie. Statcounter
Googtrans Used to remember your language choice This cookie is deleted when you close your browser session. Google Tranlsate
ia.CommunitySessionState A session cookie that stores current information about a user session (either as an author or a viewer) Geowise Limited
.ASPXAUTH Standard ASP.NET authorization cookie used for Forms authentication Geowise Limited

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Targeting

'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We use 'Targeting' cookies to…

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • Help us to provide you with relevant communication

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. Where these cookies are managed by third parties you may alternatively use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies by using the relevant links to opt out. Please note if cookies are disabled then we may still send communications to you but may not be able to tailor/limit what you receive to what is of most interest and relevance to you.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Targeting'.


Cookie System Host
SSID, OGPERM, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID GoogleMaps Google Inc.
PREF GoogleMaps Google Inc.
_utma Google Analytics Google Inc.
_utmb Google Analytics Google Inc.
_utmc Google Analytics Google Inc.
_utmx Google Analytics Geowise Limited
S Google Analytics Geowise Limited
GAPS Google Google Inc.
BEAT Google+ Google Inc.
OTZ Google+ Google Inc.
WCXSEC Google Talkgadget Google Inc.
WCM Google Talkgadget Google Inc.
use_hitbox YouTube Google Inc.
LOGIN_INFO YouTube Google Inc.
wooTracker Woopra Woopra Inc.
wooMeta Woopra Woopra Inc.
hubspotvm Woopra Woopra Inc.
hsfirstvisit Woopra Woopra Inc.
_twitter_sess Twitter Twitter.com
_e_undefined_2 Facebook Facebook.com
locale Facebook Facebook.com
presence Facebook Facebook.com
act Facebook Facebook.com
iaReferredFrom Wordpress Automattic.com
iaReferralSearchTerm Wordpress Automattic.com
iaRegistered Wordpress Automattic.com
landing Statcounter Statcounter

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