Cookie Audit

This is a list of cookies that are in use on this website.

Not every cookie will be required on every computer- for example some cookies are only set for those who are logged in, others only set if the user posts a comment.

 

CookieTypeDurationDescription
comment_author_persistent347 daysWordPress comment cookie.
comment_author_emailpersistent347 daysWordPress comment cookie, similar to comment_author
comment_author_urlpersistent347 daysWordPress comment cookie. Similar to comment_author_
Google _utmapersistent2 yearsThis is a Google Analytics code, used to track visitors usage of the site- where they arrive, where they go, and from where they leave. Specifically _utma allows Goolge Analytics (and therefore us) to track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to this cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred Google Analytics allows the website owners to create more of the content that users want.
Google _utmbsessionsessionThis is a Google Analytics code, used to track visitors usage of the site- where they arrive, where they go, and from where they leave. Specifically _utbm allows Google Analytics (and therefore us) to record the moment in time when a visitor enters the site. Google Analytics allows the website owners to create more of the content that users want.
Google _utmcpersistent30 minsThis is a Google Analytics code, used to track visitors usage of the site- where they arrive, where they go, and from where they leave. Specifically _utbc allows Google Analytics (and therefore us) to record the moment in time when a visitor leaves the site. Google Analytics allows the website owners to create more of the content that users want.
Google _utmzsessionsessionThis is a Google Analytics code, used to track visitors usage of the site- where they arrive, where they go, and from where they leave. Specifically _utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on and what keyword was used. Google Analytics allows the website owners to create more of the content that users want.
is_uniquepersistent5 yearsThis is a Statcounter cookie, it is used to identify unique visits to the website- it is helpful to see how many hits are new visitors, and how many are returning.
PHPSESSIDsessionsessionTo identify your unique session on the website.
Quantcast _qcapersistent5 yearsThe _qca cookie may use your “computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics” in order to “analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Quantcast.com Site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services.”
SESSsessionsessionTo ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 yearThis cookie is set to remember if you clicked to accept our use of cookies. If it is set to "Yes" it will be retained as a persistent cookie, or for 365 days, to remember your choice the next time you visit.
wfvt_persistentpersistentThis cookie contains some information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example)
wordpress_sessionsessionThis is a Wordpress cookie for a logged in user
wordpress_logged_insessionsessionThis is a WordPress cookie for a logged in user.
wordpress_testsessionsessionThis is a WordPress cookie for a logged in user.
wordpress_test_cookiesessionsessionWordPress test cookie.
wp-settings-persistent1 yearWordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The UID number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customise your view of the administration interface, and possibly also the main site interface. This cookie will only be set for logged in users. Without this cookie a logged in user would only remain logged in on a single page, every other page would require another login.
wp-settings-time-persistent1 yearWordPress sets a few wp-settings-{time}[UID] cookies. The UID number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customise your view of the administration interface, and possibly also the main site interface. This cookie will only be set for logged in users. Without this cookie a logged in user would only remain logged in on a single page, every other page would require another login.

 

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