Cookies used in this webpage are detailed in the following bullet points:
- _utma: Used to distinguish users and sessions. Expiration: 2 years.
- _utmb: Used to determine new sessions or visits. Expiration: 30 minutes.
- _utmc: Not used in ga.js. It is configured to interact with urchin.js. Previously, this cookie acted together with the cookie __utmb to determine if the user was in a new session or visit. Expiration: End of browser session.
- _utmt: This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Expiration: 10 minutes
- _utmv: This is an optional addtional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expiration: 2 years.
- _utmz: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user has reached the site. Expiration 6 months.
- wordpress_test_cookie: Third-party analytical cookie that allows the WordPress content manager to check whether the browser has cookies enabled. Expiration: end of browsing session.
- wp-settings-1: Third-party customisation cookie used by the WordPress CMS for the storage of access preferences and users. Expiration: 1 year.
- wp-settings-time-1: Third-party customisation cookie used to customise the user interface. Expiration: 1 year.
The user can –at any time – choose which cookies he/she wants to operate on this webpage by changing the browser’s settings, for example:
There are third party tools available online, which let users detect cookies on each webpage they visit and manage their deactivation.