WHAT ARE COOKIES
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow us to build up a more detailed profile of you. Sometimes cookies are required as part of our website’s operation, this policy is designed to give you an informed overview of this.
TYPES OF COOKIES USED ON THE BELLWETHER GREEN WEBSITE
We use the following types cookies on our website:
- Session cookies: this is a cookie that is automatically deleted when you close your browser. Therefore, session cookies referenced below will mean once a browser has been closed, these cookies will be deleted. More information on the specific types of session cookies we use are noted in the table below.
- Persistent cookies: this is a cookie that is saved on a systems device until it reaches a defined expiration date. This date can be either years, months, days, hours or seconds. Therefore, persistent cookies referenced below will be saved by us for a set time period and will be deleted once the time period has completed. More information on the specific types of persistent cookies are noted in the table below.
- Third party cookies:this is a cookie that is set by websites that belong to a domain that is distinct from another domain. An example being Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. These websites may download cookies onto your device that we have no control over. More information on the specific types of third-party cookies are noted in the table below.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|guest_id||Third party||2 years||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|personalization_id||Third party||24 hours||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|_utma||Persistent||2 years||A persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors.|
|_utmc||Session||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically this cookie operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|_utmt||Session||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_ga||Persistent||2 years||Used to distinguish user.|
|PHPSESSID||Session||Session||Used for managing user session on the website.|
|wfwaf-authcookie||Persistent||1 day||This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Session||Session||Used on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.|
|Session||Session||This cookie is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in.|
|wordpress_sec_||Session||Session||This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area.|
|wp-settings||Persistent||1 year||This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.|
|wp-settings-time||Persistent||1 year||This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.|
HOW TO DECACTIVATE COOKIES
If you would like more information about how cookies are used by Bellwether Green, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.