Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them (external link).

Use of cookies on hotcourses.com

Below is further information on the cookie name, how the cookie information is used and the length of time a cookie is active.

Cookie Name What it’s for Life time
__gads This cookie is used by Google's DoubleClick for Publishers system which serves the banner advertising on the site. 2 years
__utma This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Anayltics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. 2 years
__utmb This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Anayltics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. today
__utmc This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Anayltics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
__utmz This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Anayltics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. 6 months
JSESSIONID This cookie is used to give each user a unique identifier so we can make your journey smoother while you are on the site. This might include keeping you logged in if you have registered or maintaining anything you may have shortlisted. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
keyword This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
location This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_category This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_category_flag This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_network This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_region This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
search_header_id This cookie stores a unique number for each search that is run. It allows the site to display the correct data on each of page of results. It contains no information about the user. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
searchtype This cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
p_campaign_id This cookie is used to measure the success of campaigns run to promote the site. It does not store any user information and cannot be used to target any advertising. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
MP_PARTNER_ID To be used in the MP light box 1 year
__utmv This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Anayltics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. today
ev1 photography At end of the session, when you close the browser.
id This cookie is used by doubleclick.net allowing us to provide targeted advertising in the future. 2 years
Wishlist_id This cookie is used to maintain the list of courses added to your wishlist basket. 30 days
voteCount This cookie allows is used to guard against multiple votes for a single nominee. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
utm_campaign This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
SpamboxTime This cookie is used show the wishlist spam box when user clicks on the wishlist list button for the first time. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
brdcrm_srch_hdr_id This cookie stores a unique number for each search that is run. It allows the site to display the correct breadcrumbs on few pages for an user. It contains no information about the user.. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
WishPopupTime This cookie is used to show shortlist popup when user short lists a course provider or a course. It doesn’t store any user information. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
socialBoxMinimise This cookie is used to record the number of times a user minimizes the social plug in. It doesn’t store any user information. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
al_usertype This cookie is used to store user's status like new user or returning user. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
featured_course_ids This cookie is used to track clicks of our featured courses. At end of the session, when you close the browser.