Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

cookieWe use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Search

When you search our people the parameters you searched for like playing range, hair colour etc are stored so that when you move from person to person your search parameters are not lost.

COOKIE Example Description Expires
BeamTalent   464c02d662fd457ae037d1fa2d19fca6   Keep your search parameters between pages.   End of session

Analytics

Cookies from google so we can see how many people visited the site and what pages were most viewed etc. If your worried about it there are extensions available for your browser that let you block google analytics on every site.

COOKIE Example Description Expires
__utma 242838720.438841714.1488095643.1488095763.1488095643.1 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. 2 years
__utmb 242139789.6.10.1455093246 Used 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
__utmc 2423398520 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 Session
__utmz 242138520.1453095643.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none) 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. 6 months
__utmv 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 used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years
__utmt 1 Used to throttle request rate. (presumably so we don’t bring down googles servers) 10 minutes

Hosting

This site is hosted across a grid of servers, sometimes you may have a cookie set that ties your request to a machine/node in that grid.

COOKIE Example Description Expires
DYNSERV   lin-10-170-0-47   Ties your request to a node on the network.   End of session

Tuesday, 29 November 2016