Cookie Policy

Cookies made simple

Put simply, cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Cookies do not harm your computer; they just take note of your webpage preferences. Here at Summit we use cookies to keep track and remember you when you return to our site. To remember you, we do not use your name or other personal information but rather a randomly selected number.

We don't use cookies to store personally identifiable information such as credit card details, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors. We would also like to assure you that cookies can’t harm your computer.

We're sharing this information with you as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you would expect nothing less from us.

Our cookies policy

To enjoy all the personalised features of the summit.co.uk website on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, we highly recommend you accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key', that once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from summit.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Summit cookies

When you visit summit.co.uk you may notice some cookies that aren't related to Summit. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Here's a list of the main cookies we and our business partners may set, and how they are used:

Cookie name Partner name What the cookies are used for Expiry
_#srchist DC Storm Stores the history of traffic sources the user has arrived to the site by 1000 days
_#sess DC Storm Stores information about the session 1000 days
_#vdf DC Storm Stores the visit definition – ts type, number of visits, expiry 1000 days
_#uid DC Storm Stores a user identifier (only within a site) 1000 days
_#slid DC Storm Unique sale ID 1000 days
_#clkid DC Storm Unique identifier for a click generating a landing 1 year
_#lps DC Storm Flags that the last page was secure and therefore has no referrer 20 min
_#tsa DC Storm Stores the referrer details to avoid duplicate Landing events 10 min
_#env DC Storm Flags whether the environment variables (screen size, browser etc) need to be collected again 30 days
WRUID ClickTale ClickTale will store the visitor's id in this cookie. A value of 0 means 'don't record' and any other value identifies the visitor. Lack of this cookie means that the visitor has not yet been classified by ClickTale() or that he is unsupported. 365 days
__utma Google Analytics This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years
__utmb Google Analytics This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method. 30 min
__utmz Google Analytics This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site. 6 months
_chartbeat2 Chartbeat This cookie is used to register if a person has visited the domain before (to calculate “new vs returning” users). 30 days
__stid Sharethis These cookies are used by our third party social media widget, Sharethis. They allow you to share any articles on our site via your favorite social network.  
__unam Sharethis The "__unam" cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages. We are advised that the ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for an account with them and given them your consent.  
__uset Sharethis These cookies are used by our third party social media widget, Sharethis. They allow you to share any articles on our site via your favorite social network.  

Summit.co.uk 'share' tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' summit.co.uk content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window – please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).