Cookies are small text files stored in the internal memory of your browser. Cookies are used for many different purposes, e.g. to see how long you view our pages, but always with the aim of improving your user experience.

Data from cookies will not be used to gather personal information about you. Go to Settings in your browser to turn off and delete cookies.

Here is an oversight of the cookies we use and how long they last for:

IDE 2 years Used for Google Advertising to provide relevant advertising, for campaign reporting and to avoid showing duplicate ads to users.
AMP_TOKEN 2 years This Google Analytics cookie is used to retrieve the Client ID (random number for identification between different sessions).
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate for Google Analytics.
cookieconsent_status 1 year This cookie remembers that a user has accepted/declined cookies on our website, so that the notice can be hidden.
cookieconsent_accepted_categories 1 year This cookie remembers which categories of cookies the user has accepted.
__atuvc 1 year This AddThis Cookie* stores an updated share count.
__atuvs End of brower session AddThis Cookie*
__atssc 2 years AddThis Cookie*
di2 1 year AddThis Cookie*
loc 1 year AddThis Cookie*
uid 1 year AddThis Cookie*
um 1 year AddThis Cookie*
uvc 1 year AddThis*/Add2Any*** Cookie
mus 1 year AddThis Cookie*
vc 1 year AddThis Cookie*
ouid 1 year AddThis Cookie*
notice_gdpr_prefs 1 year AddThis Cookie*
notice_preferences 1 year AddThis Cookie*
wpe-auth End of browser session This cookie is for admins only and gives access to WPEngine-related plugin functionality from the WordPress admin panel.
wordpress_<hash> 14 days This WordPress cookie stores your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
wordpress_logged_in_<hash> 14 days After login, this WordPress cookie indicates when you're logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wp-settings-{time}-<uid> 14 days WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is used by WordPress to test if cookies are enabled in a user's browser.

*AddThis enables you to share our pages and content with social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. AddThis uses several cookies to generate statistics on social media sharing. The service also implements a number of cookies and pixels from its Pixel Partners for online behavioral advertising. See a full list of Pixel Partners here or opt out.