Cookies Policy

 

This policy explains how we use cookies to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitor needs. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the usage of cookies during your visit.

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

This Site Uses:

ExpressionEngine 2.x cookies

Non essential

exp_last_visit

Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.

exp_tracker

Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.

 

Essential

exp_last_activity

Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both.

exp_sessionid

A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the session_id column in the exp_session table. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members.

exp_uniqueid

Matches the unique_id field in the exp_members table. Randomly generated by the functions class at registration. Used only for logged in members.

exp_userhash

The encrypted password of the currently logged in user. Set if you choose the cookies and session ID method for sessions (cs in your config.) Used only for logged in members.

exp_anon

A flag set by the user to determine if they are listed in the online users.

exp_expiration

Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selected remember me then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it’s set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members.

 

Other cookies:

_ga                   Google Analytics

- uid                  Add this Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID

- di/dt                Add this: Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies

- bt                    Add this: User interest modeling

- uvc                 Add this: Measures how often we see an AddThis user

- ssc/psc/uvc - Add this: These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity

- loc -                Add this: Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. (State level)