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Cookie policy

How we use 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.

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.

In the following links you'll find the information required to manage, delete or block the Cookies within your browser.

What are the specific cookies that GCIL uses?

Cookie name

Cookie Description

Cookie Consent Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
UID Unique user ID that recognizes the user on returning visits

ab, TDID, TDCPM, uuid, u, uuidc, na_tc, sg1, ck1, dids#, drtn#, ATTACID, rtn1

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
guest_id This cookie is used to identify the visitor to Twitter - if the visitor does not have a Twitter account or hasn't accessed the website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed. Twitter has the ability to track surfing habits (on Tweet button enabled websites) of users that have no Twitter account and have never visited a Twitter website before.

__uset, __stid,


Part of the ShareThis sharing button functionality. Unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to ShareThis.
UIDR ScorecardResearch are part of ComScore. Information such as timestamp, URL and web page title is collected. They provide an opt-out service at

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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