Effective Date: 19-Jul-2023
Last Updated: 20-Jul-2023

What are cookies?

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide a better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Types of Cookies we use

Necessary (14)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
saveCookiePolicyalanspurgeon.comStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain30 daysHTTP Cookie
elementoralanspurgeon.comUsed in context with the website’s WordPress theme. The cookie allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.PersistentHTML Local Storage
rc::aGoogleThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.PersistentHTML Local Storage
rc::cGoogleThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.SessionHTML Local Storage
wc_fragments_#alanspurgeon.comPendingSessionHTML Local Storage

Statistics (5)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
_ga [x2]GoogleRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
_ga_# [x2]GoogleUsed by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
g.gifWordPress.comRegisters statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.SessionPixel Tracker

Manage cookies

Browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from major web browsers.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.

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