Cookies Policy

Purpose of this cookie policy
This cookie policy applies to JAMESCOCKROFT.COM (“JAMES”) and aims to inform you about the use of cookies on the website. In general, cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse JAMES and also allow James to improve the site. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purpose for using them.

This policy does not govern the use of the website, nor the processing of personal data on this website. Please view our terms of use and our privacy policy.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed in the browser or on the hard drive of your device (computer, phone, tablet, watch, cybernetic implant, whatevs) by websites that you visit. Cookies are typically used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the particular website (Analytics).

What cookies do we use and why?
JAMES uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of JAMES, to ensure that we give you the best experience on JAMES, and gives James insights that may help to improve JAMES.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Performance cookies– These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They relate to security, compliance, and usage.
  • Analytics cookies– These cookies allow Google Analytics and others to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around on our website when they are using it. These cookies helps James improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies provide statistics on how our website is used, help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur, etc.
  • Sharing cookies– These are cookies that are used to share content between this website and various social platforms.

Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘first’ or ‘third party’ cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by www.jamescockroft.com). Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie (e.g. Twitter).

Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie refers to the duration of the cookie. A persistent cookie remains on a user’s device for the period of time specified in that cookie, and is activated each time that said user visits the website that created the concerned cookie. A session cookie allows to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A session starts when a user opens a browser window and ends when the browser window is closed. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

CookieDomainTypeDurationPartyDesciption
IDE.doubleclick.netAnalytics1.5 YearsThirdThis cookie is set by google for advertising purposes. There is no advertising on this site.
fr.facebook.comSharing2 yearsThirdSet due to Facebook integration and sharing capabilities for the social media
NID.google.comAnalyticsSessionThirdThis cookie is set for all google users. It remembers your preferences on the google platform
OGPC.google.comPerformance2 monthsThirdThis cookie has something to do with video playback.
1P_JAR.google.comAnalytics1 monthThirdThis cookie is used by Google to gather website statistics and track conversion rates
_ga.gstaticAnalyticssessionThirdGoogle Analyics cookie related to video playback
_gid.gstaticAnalyticsSessionThirdGoogle Analyics cookie related to video playback
_ga.jamescockroft.comAnalytics2 yearsFirstThis cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish between users
_gid.jamescockroft.comAnalytics24 hoursFirstThis cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish between users
_cfduid.jamescockroft.comPerformance1 yearFirstThis cookie is used by CloudFlare as part of the security and backup for this blog.
_gat.jamescockroft.comAnalytics1 minuteFirstUsed by Google to throttle request rate.
bcookie.linkedin.comSharing1 YearThirdThis cookie is set due to LinkedIn integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
lidc.linkedin.comSharing1 dayThirdThis cookie is set due to LinkedIn integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
OptanonConsent.maichimp.comPerformance1 yearThirdMailchimp required for GDRP Compliance
_ga.mailchimp.comAnalyticssessionThirdMailchimp required Google Analytics
omptimizelyEndUserID.mailchimp.comAnalytics6 monthsThirdMailchimp Analytics cookie
_uetsid.mailchimp.comAnalyticssessionThirdunidentified Mailchimp cookie
_gid.mailchimp.comAnalyticssessionThirdMailchimp required Google Analytics
OptanonAlertBoxClosed.mailchimp.comPerformanceSessionThirdMailchimp required for GDRP Compliance
tfw_exp.twitter.comSharing14 DaysThirdThis cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
guest_id.twitter.comSharingSessionThirdIf you arrive from Twitter, this cookie follows you and tracks your habits.
personalization_id.twitter.comSharingSessionThirdThis cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
_gid.twitter.comAnalytics2 daysThirdThis cookie is set by Twitter to distinguish between users.
ct0.twitter.comSharing1 dayThirdThis cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
_ga.twitter.comAnalyticsSessionThirdThis cookie is set by Twitter to distinguish between users.
_twitter_sess.twitter.comAnalyticsSessionThirdThis cookie is used by Twitter to provide a microblogging feed
_gat.twitter.comAnalytics1 dayThirdThis cookie is set by Twitter to throttle request rates.
YSC.youtube.comPerformanceSessionThirdUsed by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes
GPS.youtube.comPerformanceSessionThirdUsed by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE.youtube.comPerformance6 monthsThirdUsed by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes
_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENTjamescockroft.us14.list-manage.comAnalyticssessionFirstRequired by MailChimp, only when you subscribe
PHPSESSIDwww.jamescockroft.comPerformanceSessionFirstThis cookie is set by a plugin that checks for broken links.
gdpr[allowed cookies]www.jamescockroft.comPerformance1 minuteFirstUsed by my GDPR Compliance plugin to check for cookies allowed by the user
gdpr[consent_typeswww.jamescockroft.comPerformance1 minuteFirstUsed by my GDPR Compliance plugin to see if a user has consented

 

How to manage cookies?
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of JAMES.

Once you have given us your consent to the use of cookies, we will store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

Update
We reserve the right to modify this cookie policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to regularly verify whether you have read and consented to the latest version of the applicable cookie policy.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.