What are cookies?

To make this website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons in order to enable basic functionality around our website; some enable a personalized experience for visitors; while some are from selected third party services. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “share” or “comment” button on a post, for example).

What cookies do we use?

CookieTypeDurationDescription
gadwp_wg_default_dimensionPersistent1 YearThis is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress
gadwp_wg_default_metricSession1 YearThis is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress
gadwp_wg_default_swmetricSession1 YearThis is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress
Google AnalyticsThird Party2 YearsGoogle Analytics cookies required to provide statistical information on website usage
jetpackState[message]SessionUntil browser is closedStores the state message passed back to the user across requests regarding module activation.
tk_tcSessionUntil browser is closedThis cookie collects metrics about the users use of the website related to the WordPress.com features so that WordPress.com can improve their services
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 YearThis cookie is used to remember the user’s preference regarding the information provided on the acceptance of the cookies policy.
wordpress_test_cookieSessionUntil browser is closedThe cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies
YoutubeThird Party2 YearsCookies used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other purposes
_gaPersistent2 YearsThis is used by Google Analytics and allows us to measure information about how visitors use our site.
_gatPersistent1 MinuteThis is used by Google Analytics and allows us to measure information about how visitors use our site. _gat is used to limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic sites.
_gidPersistent1 DayThis is used by Google Analytics and allows us to measure information about how visitors use our site.
_wpndash, G_Enabled_IDPS, tk_qs, wordpress_logged_in, wordpress-sec, wordpress, wp_api_sec, wpi_api, wpc_wpcPersistent3 YearsCookies used to run and administer the WordPress blog, including session and time.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track our websites performance. Google Analytics uses Cookies to analyse user activity in order to improve the Website. For example, using Cookies we can look at aggregate patterns like product searches or store services that users perform. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and experience of the website.

Users who do not wish to share their data with Google Analytics have the option to opt out by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics Javascript running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics.

To opt-out of Analytics – please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Page and install the add-on. You can find out more about the add-ons privacy policy and google analytics on the page.

Third Party

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from youtube, images hosted on other websites, articles from other blogs, social media posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Embedded content from other websites may use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the content. Their own website privacy & cookie policies will apply in relation to your personal information, which may be different to our policies. You should always check the privacy & cookie policy of third party websites and App’s before using them.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and some functionalities may not work.

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