Cookie Policy

This site only uses standard WordPress and Google Analytics cookies. Cookies are small files that a website inserts on your hard-drive when you visit a website. Google Analytics uses these to track visits to our site and your journey through it. You may delete and block these, but parts of the site may not work if you do so. Therefore by using and/or registering on our site, you agree to the use of cookies by us.

WordPress Cookies

After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

When visitors comment on your blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Altogether three are set for commenters:

  • comment_author_{HASH}
  • comment_author_email_{HASH}
  • comment_author_url_{HASH}

These are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

Google Analytics

  • Name: utma
  • Content: randomly generated number
  • Used for: identifying unique visitors
  • Expires: 2 years
  • Name: _utmb and _utmc
  • Content: randomly generated number
  • Used for: identifying the current session
  • Expires: 30 minutes
  • Name: _utmz
  • Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached
  • Used for: tracking how visitors came to our website
  • Expires: 6 months

How can I manage the installation of Cookies?

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing them. Through the browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that might possibly have saved the consent for the installation of Cookies by this website. It is important to note that by disabling all Cookies, the functioning of this site may be compromised. Users can find information about how to manage Cookies in their browser at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer.

In the case of services provided by third parties, Users can exercise their right to withdraw from the tracking activity by utilizing the information provided in the third party’s privacy policy, by clicking the opt-out link – if provided – or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, the Owner informs that Users may take advantage of: Your Online Choices. This service allows Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of this resource in addition to the information provided in this document.