Cookies and Tracking

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent from your browser when you access our website. They do not necessarily identify you but may contain a unique identifier. I use cookies to remember stateful information and make my site easier to use.

Your browser may be set to block all cookies. Previously set cookies can be deleted at any time. Refer to your browser’s manual on how to block or delete cookies.

Please note that our site might not work properly if you block all cookies.

There are different types of cookies used:

  • Session Cookies are cookies that exist only temporary in memory. They are deleted when the browser is closed.
  • Persistent Cookies are cookies with a certain lifespan which are saved by the browser. They expire after a specific length of time or specific date. Once a cookie is expired it is deleted. While a persistent cookie exists, it’s content is sent to the web site it belongs to every time the site is visited.

 

The following is a list of cookies we use:

Name Life Time Type Category Usage
CookieConsent 2 year permanent necessary stores cookie consent state for current domain
PHPSESSID 1 session session necessary contains a reference to the session on the web server
JCS_INENREF 1 session session necessary SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
JCS_INENTIM 1 session session necessary SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
UUID# 1 session session marketing SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
_wpss_h_ 1 session session classifying SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
_wpss_p_ 1 session session classifying SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
ckon1807 1 session session classifying SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
SJECT1807 1 session session classifying SpamShield – detect and discard spam or malware
_ga 2 years permanent statistics Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users
_gid 1 session session statistics Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users
_gat 1 session session statistics Google Analytics – Used to throttle request rate
collect 1 session session statistics google-analytics.com

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Our website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated (anonymized) by Google within an EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. If you do so a persistent “opt-out” cookie is set that will prevent any further collection of your data when visiting this website.