Cookies

COOKIES ON A-Z.COM

When you visit our website, a cookie is placed to recognise your computer or mobile phone. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile phone, which is retrieved during subsequent visits. It provides information about your activities on our website and makes it easier for you to use our services.

Cookies have many useful purposes for you as a user of our website. For example:

  • Cookies enable your mobile phone or computer to remember login information the next time you visit our website so that you do not need to log in each time.
  • Cookies also provide us with information about when you visit our website, how long you spend on it, which pages you visit, your position and the type of operating system you use, etc. By going through such information, we are able to adapt our pages and offer you a better experience, and you also have the opportunity to provide feedback about our website.
  • Cookies help us to offer you relevant content and marketing by gathering information about how you use our website.

Please be aware that you will not be able to use all the functions on our website if you disable cookies. 

What type of cookies are used?

Several types of cookies are being used on our website.

  • Essential cookies: These are cookies that’s essential for enabling you to navigate on a website and make use of its functions. For example, when you place products in the shopping basket, we use an information capsule for remembering which products you have placed there.
  • Functional cookies: These are information capsules which enable us to remember the choices you make (e.g. username, language or the region where you are located) so that you can enjoy a more personal experience. These cookies are used by us and third party suppliers that are offering services on our website.
  • Performance cookies: These information capsules help us to understand how visitors use our website. We use this information for improving our website so that we can provide you with a better user experience. These cookies are not linked to any of your personal information.
  • Advertising cookies: these information capsules are used for displaying advertisement which might be relevant for you on other websites that you visit. They are placed on our website by third-party advertising networks, on our behalf and with our permission.

How do we handle your information?

Information about you as a user is gathered and stored by using cookies and in some cases your IP address. All data traffic between your browser and our servers is encrypted and stored in compliance with our strict data security requirements.

How can I manage my cookie settings?

One of the conditions that apply to using cookies is that you have consented to using them. Pre-settings in your browser showing that you accept information capsules/cookies is regarded as constituting consent. You only have to provide consent on one occasion for the same purpose.

Most modern browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, etc.) are set to accept cookies automatically, but you can opt to change your settings so that cookies are not accepted. Please be aware that you will not be able to use all the functions on our website if you turn off the cookies. 

Below you will find links to the settings for the cookies used in the most common browsers:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

Cookie settings in IOS

Cookie settings in Microsoft Edge

Cookies overview

Here is a list of the cookies that we use:

Type Cookie

Name

Domain

Expires

Purpose

Essential cookie

.ASPXANONYMOUS

a-z.com

69 days

This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves.

Performance cookie

AMCVS_D6ECDD9D56CDC7457F000101%40AdobeOrg

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Unique visitor IDs used by Experience Cloud Solutions. This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.

Performance cookie

AMCV_D6ECDD9D56CDC7457F000101%40AdobeOrg

a-z.com

 

Unique visitor IDs used by Experience Cloud Solutions. This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.

Essential cookie

ASP.NET_SessionId

a-z.com

The duration of the session

This cookie is used to identify session from un-authenticated users on the server.

Essential cookie

BIGipServervar-web-z-p80

a-z.com

The duration of the session

This cookie name is associated with the BIG-IP product suite from company F5. Used to manage sessions on load balanced servers, to ensure user requests are routed consistently to the correct server.

Functional cookie

Varner_EPrivacyDirective

a-z.com

 

Cookie that remembers if the user has accepted cookies.

Essential cookie

__RequestVerificationToken

a-z.com

The duration of the session

This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.

Performance cookie

_ga

a-z.com

2 years

This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. The cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

 

 

Performance cookie

_gat

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Performance cookie

_gid

a-z.com

1 day

Performance cookie

_hjIncludedInSample

a-z.com

The duration of the session

This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from HotJar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

Performance cookie

_sdsat_content: logged in status

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Cookie set by Adobe Dynamic Tag Management.

Performance cookie

_sdsat_profile: showFirstVisitBanner

a-z.com

2 years

Cookie set by Adobe Dynamic Tag Management.

Performance cookie

_sdsat_profile: showFullscreenModal

a-z.com

2 years

Cookie set by Adobe Dynamic Tag Management.

Is an anonymized user id for tracking engagement within your domain. We need this to provide more accurate tracking because third party cookies (our `crl8.cuid`) dropped on our domain are not supported by certain browsers, notably Safari, which is a significant portion of web traffic from mobile devices. As an example, Google Analytics uses first party cookies as well to track users and sessions.

Unknown

Performance cookie

crl8.fpcuid

a-z.com

1 year

 

firstBannerEndDate

a-z.com

360 days

Performance cookie

gpv

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Internal workings of Adobe

Performance cookie

mbox

a-z.com

2 years

Cookie set by Adobe SiteCatalyst analytics software - used for measuring the performance of page content using A/B split testing

Performance cookie

s_cc

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser

Performance cookie

s_eVar12

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie

Performance cookie

s_eVar28

a-z.com

3 years

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie

Performance cookie

s_eVar28_s

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie

Performance cookie

s_eVar39

a-z.com

1 month

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie

Performance cookie

s_evar40

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie

Performance cookie

s_invisit

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, counts the visits made by a user to the site

Performance cookie

s_sq

a-z.com

The duration of the session

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site

Performance cookie

s_vnum

a-z.com

End of month

Adobe Site catalyst cookie, track number of visits by a unique visitor

If you want to read more about how we handle your personal information, you can read our full privacy statement here.