Use of cookies by Target Professional

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _ga Used to measure how users interact with our website content, navigation and pages viewed. This cookie is used to distinguish visitors to our site.
_gid This is the Google Universal Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to store and update a unique value for each page visited on our site
_gat This cookie does not store any user information, it is used as a tracker
NID This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited and what they have searched for. This is also used by Google for user tracking and ad targeting purposes PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables our website to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie.
How do I change my cookie settings?

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