Cookie policy

This website is operated, hosted and managed by Smoke and Mirrors Productions Limited ("S&M") of 55 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE.
We, our service providers and advertising partners use cookies and tracking technologies on our websites and mobile apps to distinguish you from other users of our site, analyse use of our online services and websites and to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites.
By clicking the "OK, I agree" box, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files (made up of letters and numbers) that transfer information to your computer where it is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree.
Cookies may be served to you by our website (a "first party cookie") or by another organisation providing services to our website, such as an analytics company or advertising network (a "third party cookie"). They will either be stored for the duration of your visit (a "session cookie") or they will remain on your device for a fixed period, which could be months or years, to remember you across multiple browsing sessions (a "persistent cookie").
Which cookies do we use on this site and why?
We use cookies to remember your authentication status, to help us to improve your experience on our site. Our site also uses cookies to help us see which pages our users like and which are not working so well, so that we can make improvements. Cookies do not tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you.
We use the following cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Session Cookies: are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly,
    until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the
    previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information.

We have set out below the main cookies that we use on this site and what we use them for.

Performance

FIRST PARTY

Host Name   Description

Lifespan        Path     Secure Http only

.bigchop.co.uk _gat     This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

           

.bigchop.co.uk _ga       This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This 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. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

           

.bigchop.co.uk _gid     This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

           

THIRD PARTY

Host     Name   Description

Lifespan           Path     Secure Http only

.nr-data.net      JSESSIONID       This domain is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications.

                       

Functionality

THIRD PARTY

Host     Name   Description

Lifespan           Path     Secure Http only

.embedly.com  __cfduid          This domain is owned by Embedly which provides technology to put rich media and other content into a website.

.player.vimeo.com       __utmz This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

                       

.player.vimeo.com       __utmb This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

                       

.player.vimeo.com       __utma This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

           

.player.vimeo.com       __utmt This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

                       

.player.vimeo.com       __utmc This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

Session /                      

.vimeo.com      vuid     This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing

                       

cdn.embedly.com        em_cdn_uid    This domain is owned by Embedly which provides technology to put rich media and other content into a website.

           

Targeting/Advertising

THIRD PARTY

Host     Name   Description

Lifespan           Path     Secure Http only

.doubleclick.net id         This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

           

.facebook.com datr      This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook the user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service. Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites.

                       

.facebook.com fr          This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Contains browser and user unique ID combinaton, used for targeted advertising.

                       

.facebook.com lu         This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.

                       

.google.com     APISID  This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

                       

.google.com     SSID     This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

                       

.google.com     NID      This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

                       

.google.com     PREF     This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches

           

.google.com     SID       This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

           

.google.com     SAPISID This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

           

.google.com     HSID     This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time

           

.youtube.com  SID       YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

                       

.youtube.com  HSID     YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time

                       

.youtube.com  demographics  YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising

           

.youtube.com  VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE     YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

                       

.youtube.com  PREF     YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches

.youtube.com  APISID  YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

           

.youtube.com  SSID     YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

           

.youtube.com  LOGIN_INFO     YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

           

.youtube.com  YSC       YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

           

.youtube.com  SAPISID YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

                       

FIRST PARTY

Host     Name   Description

Lifespan           Path     Secure Http only

.bigchop.co.uk _gat_fabrik       -

                       

THIRD PARTY

Host     Name   Description

Lifespan           Path     Secure Http only

.embed.ly        __cfduid          -

a year   /                      

api.embed.ly    em_beagle_eid -

The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. Please note that third parties (including, for example, clients that we host websites for, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, media based services and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control and shall have no liability for.

Enabling and disabling cookies

If you do not accept the cookies, or choose to block some or all cookies, you will still be able to browse our site however you may lose some of the beneficial website functions of cookies.

The Help pages on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies and how to disable cookies altogether. For more information on how to manage cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Last revision effective: 24th April 2019

Queries

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