Cookies

This website uses cookies (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. Please read our privacy statement for how we protect your information.

Cookies we use

PartyDescriptionCookieDuration
AlexaThese cookies are set by the Alexa site ranking widget.aflExpires in 1 month
session_www_alexa_comExpires in 1 month
optimizelySegmentsExpires in 1 month
__utmaExpires immediately
__utmbExpires in 30 minutes
__utmcExpires at end of session
__utmzExpires in 6 months, 12 hours and 30 minutes
__aucExpires in 1 day.
aflhExpires in 1 month
lvExpires in 1 day.
optimizelyEndUserIdExpires in 10 years
optimizelybucketsExpires in 10 years
DoubleClick Google’s advertising management cookie.IDExpires in 1 year and 7 Months
_DRT_Expires in 7 hours
Google Aggregate Traffic Analysis_utmaExpires immediately
_utmbExpires in 30 minutes
_utmcExpires at end of session
_utmzExpires in 6 months, 12 hours and 30 minutes
RealScepticUnique identifiers given to each computer and is required for the site to operate correctly.PHPSESSIDExpires at end of session
WordPressAggregate Traffic Analysisanonymous_statsExpires in 9 days
_utmaExpires immediately
_utmbExpires in 30 minutes
_utmcExpires at end of session
_utmzExpires in 6 months, 12 hours and 30 minutes
QuantcastAggregate Traffic Analysis__qcaExpires in 26 years
mcExpires in 2 years
dExpires in 3 months

 

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Please note that not allowing cookies from our website will break essential functionality. We do not recommend refusing cookies for the domains realsceptic.com and wordpress.com, except for the cookies “anonymous_stats”, “_utma”, “_utmb”, “_utmc”, and “_utmz”. These are aggregate statistics cookies and can be refused without breaking essential site functionality.

Internet Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Mozilla Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

Apple Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467