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Cookies

In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on this site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies enable us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. Our cookies also enable us to enhance your visitor experience by storing information about the products and services that you select between visits so that we can provide you with focussed information each time you visit our website.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored, however if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Lord’s websites, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for:-

Cookie name

Cookie purpose

PHPSESSID

This cookie is used to support website functionality, for example, to keep you logged in to the website as you move from page to page.

PastMember

This cookie is set at registration and/or login. It is set to denote that a user who is, or was, logged in through a unique web browser is a registered user of the Lord’s website. The function that sets this cookie also updates the LastVisited timestamp in the registered user‘s record. As the cookie has a 90 day duration, if 90 days have elapsed between registration and login or between logins, the cookie will disappear and be reset the next time the user logs in.

alc_enc

This cookie is used for auto-login; this occurs if the web browser is closed and then re-opened, so if the user was logged in at the time that the client closed, they get logged in again automatically. This cookie is set if the "remember me" checkbox is checked at login.

cookieLaw

This cookie is set once by the website to control whether we need to show you the cookie warning message. Once it is set you will not see the cookie warning again.

__atuvc

The _atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

_di

The _di cookie stores a randomly generated number. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

_dt

The _dt cookie is a maintenance cookie used by AddThis to control the expiration of other AddThis cookies. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use

_loc

The _loc cookie is a Geolocation cookie, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

_psc

This cookie is used for counting views. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

_uid

This cookie stores a uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

_uit

This cookie store the amount of time a user is logged in. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

_user_segment

AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use

_uvc

This cookie measures how often AddThis sees an AddThis user. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use

_ssh

This cookie stores your favourite preferences. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

svid, mojo1, mojo2, mojo3

The svid cookie is used by our advertising partner ‘Mediaplex’ and only contains anonymous data. It is solely used to present advertising campaigns on other websites you may visit after having visited the Lord’s website. These ads all have opt-out options which can be accessed by clicking on the Ad Choices icons on the adverts. Mojo anonymous cookies are used only to control rotations of ads and to avoid duplicate counting of clicks and views. Find out more about Mediaplex or opt out if you wish.

_utma

This cookie logs how many times you have been to our website, the first time you came to our website and the last time you visited.

_utmb

A Google Analytics cookie that takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time you entered the site.

_utmc

The utmc cookie logs roughly when you leave. It does this by deleting itself 30 minutes after its creation. Whilst you're on our website and clicking through links it will put this time back until you leave the website. This stops the cookie's life being extended and gives us an approximate time frame of how long you have been on our website.

_utmz

A Google Analytics cookie that keeps track of where you came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where you were in the world when you accessed our website.

PREF, NID,
HSID, APISID, SID

These cookies are used by Google to generate images for maps.


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