About use of cookies on our website

Do we use Cookies and why?
Yes, we use cookies on our website. We use cookies to give you a better online experience and track website performance and to make our website more relevant to you.

So what are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that a website or its service providers transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) when you browse the website. This enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are e.g used to provide you navigation or context or to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregated (non-personalized) data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You can choose to reject or delete Cookies: 

  • You can limit or turn off cookies in your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. 
  • If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the website.
  • If you delete or reject cookies relating to our website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.

Here’s the detailed list of cookies we use on our website and their main purpose:

WordPress CMS (Provides core functionality for serving our website and web pages)

wp-settings-*,

wordpress_test_cookie,

wordpress_logged_in,

wordpress_sec_*

Registered members need this cookie to be able to keep them logged in. This is ‘strictly necessary’ as WordPress won’t work without it.

Google Analytics (Providing us with anonymous aggregated user statistics)

_ga Distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
_gat Used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gid Store and update a unique value for each page visited

Google Translate (Used to provide you with translations of the website)

googtrans Allows site visitors to translate website content without leaving the page.

Facebook (Used to provide you with Facebook like and sharing options)

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s,lu,datr

,c_user

Facebook share and Like-button/box.
If you are a Facebook user Facebook might track your actions on our website. Please refer to Facebook Privacy Policy here: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ 

Share This (Used to provide you with sharing options for our content)

__unam This cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.

Paypal (Used to provide you with a PayPal payment button on our website)

PYPF This cookie is used to provide PayPal pay membership/donations button. Pal uses Cookies to recognize its customers and to shorten the time the user needs to log in to his PayPal account.

 

You may find even more information about cookies here (Cookiepedia).