Cookies used by Glam Media UK

Glam Media UK uses cookies to help with specific functionality of our sites.  Cookies are small bits of data that are saved on your  computer when you visit a website so that when you view another page the website can be delivered to you in a better, often more personalised fashion based upon an anonymous identifier. At Glam Media UK we respect your privacy; please see our Privacy and Security Policy for other information on cookies and data we collect.  As part of our disclosure of what cookies we use, please read the below.  On all Glam Media owned and operated sites, we try to set the minimal amount of cookies, and can often set none (apart from analytics software) when you’re visiting one of our sites.

Overview of Cookie Types

Cookies typically fall under the following types:

  • session cookies
  • persistent cookies

Session cookies

These expire when you close your browser, and are typically used to help the website know that you are doing something like the following:

  • logging in/logged in
  • part way through the process of something like purchasing an item
  • adding a comment

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies remain until they expire, or until you delete them.

Managing Your Cookies

For information on deleting cookies in your browser, please either refer to your browser’s help files, or look at  Please note that deleting cookies can affect the way a website you visit serves pages to you, and so it may not be best to delete all cookies.  Also, deleting certain cookies will stop any opt-out settings from being effective.  Some browsers offer methods to see each cookie set per domain and delete individual cookies.  Glam Media UK cannot be held responsible for repercussions from deleting your cookies.

What Cookies Does Glam Media UK Use on its Websites?

The exact cookies depend on the website that you visit, but below are the common ones.

Cookies often set on Glam Media properties
Company or SoftwareCookie NameUse/when set Expires in
Google__qca __utma __utmb __utmc __utmd __utmv __utmzanonymous visitor tracking * You will likely not have all of these cookies on your computer26 years
WordPress cookieswp-settings-time-##Only when logged in ** to customise admin view2 weeks
wp-settings-##Only when logged in ** to customise admin view24 hours
wordpress_[hash]Only when logged in** to check user loginend of session
wordpress_test_cookieanonymous performance information; your need to be logged in **end of session
w3tc_referreronly when logging in/logged in so our caching software delivers the correctly personalised page to youend of session
shareThis__stidunique identifier so shares are not doubly counted1 year
__usetchecks if __stid is set4 hours
Cloudflare__cfduidTo load balance our servers and provide a better service, we sometimes use cloudflare which sets this cookie***7 years

Glam Media UK Advertising Cookies

We use Glam Media advertising cookies to anonymously identify you.  We use these cookies to ensure we do not server the same advertisements to you every time time you view a page on a web site.  We also use these cookies to target advertisements to users from a specific country based on where an advertiser chooses to show their advertisement.  To learn more about our how our advertising system uses cookies, please read the Glam Media US Privacy and Security Policy.

Cookie NameUseExpires in
glam_sidanonymous identifier to help serve relevant advertisements730 days
ctagretargeting730 days
etagretargeting, with a definable lifespanvaries by retargeting campaign
itrackview through conversion tracker730 days
ctrackclick through conversion tracker730 days
glam_cookie_sidanonymous identifier to help serve relevant advertisementsend of session or 730 days
ning_usergives Glam Media information about Ning session7 days
bkpix2Blue Kai retargeting1 day
qcsegsdetermines which Quantcast market segment you’re likely to be in to serve relevant advertisements2 days

Please note, 730 days is 2 years

Optout of behavioural targeting

To learn more about online behavioural advertising or to learn how to opt out of online behavioural advertising, please visit our Opt Out page. When you visit our Opt Out page, you will be informed if you have already opted out of behavioural advertising delivered by Glam Media.

Third Party Advertising

Glam Media delivers third-party advertising which may use additional cookies. We recommend that you visit the consumer advertising choice website to see which companies have set cookies on your system so you can manage your preferences.

Social Media Cookies

We use sharing tools provided by shareThis so that you as a user can more easily share the content on our sites.  To load these buttons and track unique sharing actions, social media sites, such as Facebook, twitter, Google +1, Pinterest, etc., may put a cookie on your computer. These cookies are not within the control of Glam Media UK.  Please refer to the respective privacy policies for how their cookies work.  The links provided below are for convenience only. Glam Media does not control these services, nor their privacy practices.

External Privacy/Cookie Policy Links

* Please see Google’s policy on their cookies (and their privacy policy)
** For more information, see the WordPress cookie page
*** Please read Cloudflare’s security and privacy policy

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