Cookies policy

Like many websites Cable.co.uk uses cookies to improve your experience whilst using our site, and to help us to constantly improve our features and tools. By continuing to use Cable.co.uk you are agreeing to the use of our cookies. If you don’t want to receive cookies from Cable.co.uk you should stop using our site right away.

What are cookies?

When you visit a site like Cable.co.uk small text files called cookies are created, downloaded by your browser and stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. They’re used to remember how you interacted with the site and to improve your experience as you move between the different pages. Our cookies don’t record any personal information and they don’t represent any threat to your computer whatsoever.

Why does Cable.co.uk use cookies?

Cable.co.uk uses cookies primarily to make our website easier to use. For example, one of our cookies is used to remember your postcode to save you having to re-enter it on each subsequent page you visit.

There are a few different types of cookies. Some only last as long as you spend on a site in a single visit while others remain on your hard drive for a little longer.

Which cookies does Cable.co.uk use?

Cable.co.uk uses the following cookies.

First party cookies

These are cookies that are place directly from Cable.co.uk.

Name Typical content Intrusiveness level Expires
PHPSESSID Randomly generated number Minimally intrusive Session
tid Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) Minimally intrusive 30 days
filter 1 Minimally intrusive When user exits browser
cookies 1 Minimally intrusive 180 days

Third party cookies

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content.

Name Typical content Intrusiveness level Expires
_utma - Randomly generated number Minimally intrusive 2 years
_utmb - Randomly generated number Minimally intrusive 30 minutes
_utmc - Randomly generated number Minimally intrusive When user exits browser
_utmz - Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) Minimally intrusive 6 months

Adalyser

An analytics platform that is used to measure response to TV advertising.

Name Type Data stored Purpose
__adal_ca Persistent Traffic source / campaign data Store which advertising campaign drove a user to visit
__adal_cw Persistent Visit timestamp Tie back conversion events to earlier visits
__adal_id Persistent Device ID (generated) Uniquely identify a device

Hotjar

Hotjar is a behavior analytics and user feedback service that helps you understand the behavior of your website users and get their feedback through tools such as heatmaps, session recordings, and surveys.

Name Description Duration
_hjClosedSurveyInvites Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor interacts with an External Link Survey invitation modal. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown. 365 days
_hjDonePolls Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor completes a survey using the On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the same survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in. 365 days
_hjMinimizedPolls Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor minimizes an On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site. 365 days
_hjShownFeedbackMessage Hotjar cookie that is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if the visitor navigates to another page where it is set to show. 365 days
_hjid Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 365 days
_hjRecordingLastActivity This should be found in Session storage (as opposed to cookies). This gets updated when a visitor recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the visitor performs an action that Hotjar records). Session
_hjTLDTest When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed. Session
_hjUserAttributesHash User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session in order to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated. Session
_hjCachedUserAttributes This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool. Session
_hjLocalStorageTest This cookie is used to check if the Hotjar Tracking Script can use local storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set in this cookie. The data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created. Under 100ms
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit. 30 minutes
_hjIncludedInSessionSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit. 30 minutes
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. 30 Minutes

Can I delete Cable.co.uk’s cookies?

Yes, you’re free to delete our cookies whenever you like, but doing so may affect your experience of using Cable.co.uk.

The correct method for deleting cookies varies depending upon what type of device you're using, the operating system and your chosen web browser. You can find detailed instructions for managing and deleting cookies on the All About Cookies website.

Can I block all cookies?

You may experience difficulty using Cable.co.uk and lots of other websites if you block cookies. If you do want to block them from being downloaded to your computer you can find out how by visiting All About Cookies.