Cookies Policy

1- What is a cookie

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.

There are different types of cookies:

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

2- Cookies on this website

Cookies on this website are used as follows:

 

Cookie Name Domain Name Domain owned by Cookie description
CONSENT .gstatic.com Google Google uses this domain to off-loaded static content (JavaScript code, images and CSS) to a different domain name in an effort to reduce bandwidth usage and increase network performance for the end user.

Content loaded from ssl.gstatic.com and www.gstatic.com do not use client-side tracking methods.

NID .gstatic.com Google “The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.”

The NID cookie can also be used by Google “to help customise adverts on Google properties, such as Google Search. For example, we use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s adverts or search results and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps us to show you customised adverts on Google.” Google Privacy & Terms.

_ga .harveybowes.com Google “Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.” Expires within 2 years.
_gid .harveybowes.com Google Another google analytics cookie used to distinguish users. Expires within 24 hours.
Wp-settings-1 harveybowes.com WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.

This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Expires after 1 year.

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Wp-settings—time-1 harveybowes.com