What are cookies?

Cookies are small, simple text files that we place on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit our website. Information on your website visit is recorded in these cookies. Cookies are used to investigate how we can improve our website and make it more user-friendly. The AAP website uses SESSION cookies. This cookie is essential for proper use of the website. The name of the cookie consists of 32 random alphanumeric characters. Users will have to have cookies enabled in order to use the AAP website. That cookie exists only while the user has the browser open. Once it is closed the cookie is removed and the user session is ended.

List of other cookies used on

Here you will find a list of all cookies we use on our website. For every cookie we explain what it is being used for. The names of the cookies are the same as the names of the files which are installed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

AAP cookies - First party cookies

Used in order to remember your acceptance of cookies for the AAP website. Value: inform or accepted

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to help us analyse how users use the website. There are four Google Analytics cookies used:__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz). For more information see below or visit

Third party cookies

AddThis is used to allow visitors to share pages from AAP in social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. We try to reduce the number of AddThis cookies, but they will be set once using the functionalities from the AddThis toolbar. The AddThis module may use the following cookies: uit, loc, ssh, sshs, di, dt, uid, psc.

Twitter cookies are introduced by the AddThis functionality where the Twitter module is used. For more information visit

LinkedIn cookies are introduced by the Linkedin share button: __qca, bcookie, lang, IN_HASH, X-LI-IDC, visit, NSC_MC_WT_FU_IUUQ. They are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit

Google Plus, Google Maps, Youtube
These Google cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of Google Plus, Google Maps, Street View and YouTube videos: SID, APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SSID, NID, PREF, ULS.  For more information visit

Facebook cookies are set by the AddThis functionality when you 'like' a page on our website.

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