Cookies on The Register

The cookies we set and why

Last updated: 9 August 2022.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred from a website to your browser/device, and from your browser/device back again to the website.

Our Website (www.theregister.com) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and allows us to improve our Website for example by keeping you signed in, understanding how you use our Website, measuring the numbers of people who read our articles and visit the Website, serving you advertising and showing you relevant content. By continuing to browse our Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We use the following cookies:

Essential/Functional cookies.
These cookies are either required for the proper operation of our Website. (for example, cookies that enable you remain signed into your account or make to comments) or make the Website easier to use (for example, cookies the recognise you when you return to our Website and remember your preferences or settings). This enables us to optimise your experience and personalise our content for you.

Analytical/Performance cookies.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Targeting/Advertising cookies.
These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose including advertisers who may use online retargeting to show you ads based on what you read on our Website. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below including (where applicable) information on how to opt-out of the cookies provided by our third party partners.

Essential/Functional Cookies

These cookies will be automatically deployed onto your computer when you use the Website.

Cookie Name Title Purpose Activated Duration
__cfduid Cloudflare Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and can't be turned off. On visit Up to 6 Years
sc Session Count Used for counting how many page impressions a user sees in the session - we use it to limit the effect of advertising on our readers. On visit Browser Session
c Visited Channels This tells us which sections of the site a user has visited and allows us to target them with an advert. e.g. read the Servers section, target with a Servers advert On visit 1 month
show_popup Account has not been updated for a year or more On clicking on an article from one of our newsletters. On visit 1 month
bucket Bucket Used for testing new/beta features on the site On visit Variable, up to 6 months
soc Social Tailoring content to users from social websites such as Twitter and Facebook. On visit Browser Session
s Account Login Required so we can enable account functions. When you log in 1 year
EUck EU Cookie Consent Prevents display of the cookie preferences notification message. On clicking the relevant button to set your cookie preferences. 10 years
voted_polls Voted Polls Required to manage the deployment of polls. On poll vote 1 week
td Traffic Driver Tell us which promotional activities users have clicked on - e.g. if they clicked on an event promotion, or a podcast promotion we would know the promotion had driven X responses. On click of promotion 1 year
sa Seen Ads Selectively records the ID of the ads you've seen and the surveys you've filled in, so that we can avoid bombarding you with the same message too frequently. On visit 1 year
forum_sort Per topic user sort order preference For recording logged in users' forum preferences On forum sort Browser session
sl Lite account login Required to enable account identification from emails. On clicking on link from one of our emails. Browser session
ml Mailing list login Required to enable account functions from emails. On clicking on link from one of our emails. Browser session

 

Analytical/Performance cookies

Cookie Name Title Purpose Activated Duration
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Google Analytics Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, uniqu users, and to provide a number of reporting features. These cookies are set or updated only to collect the data required for such reports, and are first-party. You can opt out here. On visit Up to 2 years

 

Targeting/Advertising cookies

Our Ad Server may set cookies from the following advertising partners. You can opt-out from these cookies on this Website using our Cookie Preferences Page, or from individual advertising partners using the links below.

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