Cookies

vertisaviation.com puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

How cookies are used on vertisaviation.com

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use vertisaviation.com We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit vertisaviation.com by tracking if you have visited before 2 years
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to vertisaviation.com or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on vertisaviation.com 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached vertisaviation.com (like from another website or a search engine) 6 months
analytics_nextpage_call This lets us know the next page you visit on vertisaviation.com so we can make journeys better when you close your browser
GDS_successEvents and GDS_analyticsTokens These help us identify how you use vertisaviation.com so we can make the site better 4 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit vertisaviation.com We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 1 month

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name Purpose Expires
_use_hitbox This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser When you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos 9 months

Browser upgrade prompt

We log a cookie the first time you visit vertisaviation.com to let us know you’ve visited once.

If you’re using an out-of-date browser the next time you visit, we’ll show you a message suggesting you upgrade.

We’ll also save a cookie that lets us know you don’t want to see the prompt if you dismiss it.

Name Purpose Expires
not_first_visit Stops us prompting you to upgrade an out-of-date browser until after your first visit 28 days
browser_upgrade_dismissed Saves a message to let us know you’ve seen and dismissed the browser upgrade prompt 28 days

Multivariate testing

We sometimes test different versions of pages with different users to see which work better. We’ll save a cookie so that you consistently see the same version when browsing vertisaviation.com.

Name Purpose Expires
multivariatetest_cohort_topics_menu_text Remember which version of the page you were shown 1 month