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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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Here are the cookies we sit on you for each of our websites:

Terrence Higgins Trust

.irpauth: expires – 30 mins; purpose – to authenticate a logged-in user

.irpident: expires – 1 year; purpose – to identify returning users of the site prior to log in (acquired on logging in)

BasketId: to identify the active basket for a user

CurrencyId: expires – unlimited; purpose – to identify the user’s preferred currency

SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE: expires – session only; purpose – Used for site statistics

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_ COOKIE: expires – 1 day; purpose – Used for site statistics

ASP.NET_SessionId: expires – Session only; purpose – Used to remember what choices you have made on the site

.ASPXAUTH: expires – Session only; purpose – Remembers if you have logged in

_utma: expires – 2 years; purpose – Tracks your visits to the site

_utmb & _utmc: expires – 30 minutes; purpose – Records when you enter and leave the site

_utmz: expires – 6 months; purpose – Records where you come from – your geolocation and how you found our site

drop: expires – 2 days; purpose – Records whether the My Health Status box is open or closed

search: expires – 2 days; purpose – Records whether th In my area box is open or closed

3rd party cookies: Google Analytics – Used for site statistics

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3rd party cookies: Google Analytics – Used for site statistics