What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information which a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer. The browser then saves the information and sends it back to the website server. When that browser returns to the same website the cookie will recognise the user.
A cookie will typically contain details such as the domain from which the cookie has come from, a value which is usually a random unique number as an identifier and the lifetime (expiry) of the cookie.
The type of cookies used on this website:
- Persistent Cookies: which define “Time To Live” and help us to determine your preferences (these will expire after the “Time To Live” period)
- Session Cookies: Temporary cookie that is deleted when you close the Web Browser.
What will a cookie do for me?
We want to provide a good experience on the website and here's an example of how cookies can allow this to happen:
Analytics: To help us develop the web site to suit your needs, we use Google analytics to measure how our site is used.
Turning off / disallowing / disabling or deleting cookies:
The majority of internet browsers will provide an option to disallow cookies. You can usually find how to do this in the help menu for your browser. Cookies can also be deleted by using your internet browser, but you must disallow otherwise they will be reapplied the next time you visit a website.
List of the different types of cookies used by nitedevil.com:
|Cookie Type||Cookie Name||Description||Purpose|
|Session||cookieConsent||The value yes. It is added when you click to close the cookie warning notice at the top of the page so it will not reappear when you go to another page on this site.||Used to confirm that you are happy to receive cookies from this site.|
|Persistent||_ga||A unique client identifier, which is a randomly generated number.||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. It expires in 24 Months.|
|Persistent||__utma||First visit (unique visit), Last visit (returning visit).||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. It expires in 24 Months.|
|Session||__utmb||Count of entrance visits and time stamp.||Used by Google Analytics to demarks the exact arrival time. It expires 30 mins from set/update.|
|Session||__utmc||timestamp of current session.||Used by Google Analytics to registers the precise exit time of the user. It expires 30 mins from set/update.|
|Persistent||__utmz||Data on where the user came from and what link was used including any keyword used.||Used by Google Analytics to monitor the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from. It expires in 6 months from set/update.|
|Persistent||NewsReg_newsregbox||When visiting the the quick tips page this cookie is used to show that you have visited this page a least once in a day||Stops a form showing on the page after the first visit on the same day.|
Will this policy change?