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?
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:
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Analytics||1.5 Years||Third||This cookie is set by google for advertising purposes. There is no advertising on this site.|
|fr||.facebook.com||Sharing||2 years||Third||Set due to Facebook integration and sharing capabilities for the social media|
|NID||.google.com||Analytics||Session||Third||This cookie is set for all google users. It remembers your preferences on the google platform|
|OGPC||.google.com||Performance||2 months||Third||This cookie has something to do with video playback.|
|1P_JAR||.google.com||Analytics||1 month||Third||This cookie is used by Google to gather website statistics and track conversion rates|
|_ga||.gstatic||Analytics||session||Third||Google Analyics cookie related to video playback|
|_gid||.gstatic||Analytics||Session||Third||Google Analyics cookie related to video playback|
|_ga||.jamescockroft.com||Analytics||2 years||First||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish between users|
|_gid||.jamescockroft.com||Analytics||24 hours||First||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish between users|
|_cfduid||.jamescockroft.com||Performance||1 year||First||This cookie is used by CloudFlare as part of the security and backup for this blog.|
|_gat||.jamescockroft.com||Analytics||1 minute||First||Used by Google to throttle request rate.|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||Sharing||1 Year||Third||This cookie is set due to LinkedIn integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||Sharing||1 day||Third||This cookie is set due to LinkedIn integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|OptanonConsent||.maichimp.com||Performance||1 year||Third||Mailchimp required for GDRP Compliance|
|_ga||.mailchimp.com||Analytics||session||Third||Mailchimp required Google Analytics|
|omptimizelyEndUserID||.mailchimp.com||Analytics||6 months||Third||Mailchimp Analytics cookie|
|_uetsid||.mailchimp.com||Analytics||session||Third||unidentified Mailchimp cookie|
|_gid||.mailchimp.com||Analytics||session||Third||Mailchimp required Google Analytics|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||.mailchimp.com||Performance||Session||Third||Mailchimp required for GDRP Compliance|
|tfw_exp||.twitter.com||Sharing||14 Days||Third||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|guest_id||.twitter.com||Sharing||Session||Third||If you arrive from Twitter, this cookie follows you and tracks your habits.|
|personalization_id||.twitter.com||Sharing||Session||Third||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|_gid||.twitter.com||Analytics||2 days||Third||This cookie is set by Twitter to distinguish between users.|
|ct0||.twitter.com||Sharing||1 day||Third||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|_ga||.twitter.com||Analytics||Session||Third||This cookie is set by Twitter to distinguish between users.|
|_twitter_sess||.twitter.com||Analytics||Session||Third||This cookie is used by Twitter to provide a microblogging feed|
|_gat||.twitter.com||Analytics||1 day||Third||This cookie is set by Twitter to throttle request rates.|
|YSC||.youtube.com||Performance||Session||Third||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes|
|GPS||.youtube.com||Performance||Session||Third||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||.youtube.com||Performance||6 months||Third||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes|
|_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT||jamescockroft.us14.list-manage.com||Analytics||session||First||Required by MailChimp, only when you subscribe|
|PHPSESSID||www.jamescockroft.com||Performance||Session||First||This cookie is set by a plugin that checks for broken links.|
|gdpr[allowed cookies]||www.jamescockroft.com||Performance||1 minute||First||Used by my GDPR Compliance plugin to check for cookies allowed by the user|
|gdpr[consent_types||www.jamescockroft.com||Performance||1 minute||First||Used 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.