Cookie Policy

 

What's a cookie?

  • A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree to this and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
  • Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

  • We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.
  • Cookies are either:
    • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
    • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
  • Cookies can also be categorized as follows:
    • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
    • Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
    • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.
    • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
    • First and third party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use (including third party cookies) and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name
Purpose
Expires
Strictly Necessary cookies (10)
Cookie Name
.BILLBROWDER
Purpose
This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves.
Expires
70 days from set/update
Cookie Name
dnn_IsMobile
Purpose
A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device.
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
language
Purpose
A DNN cookie is created called "language" to store the current language - in a monolingual install this is simply the browser default language, but if the site supports multiple languages then this may be different based on the language selected by clicking in the languages skin object.
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
.DOTNETNUKE
Purpose
Issued by DNN, necessary for site functionality, including forms authentication, created when a user logs in (Please check this for yourself, slightly unsure about this one).
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
__RequestVerificationToken
Purpose
Anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorized posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
authentication
Purpose
A DNN forms authentication cookie
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
LastPageId
Purpose
A DNN cookie used by the CMS to store the TabID of the last visited page.
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
USERNAME_CHANGED
Purpose
Used when the user is logged .DOTNETNUKE ->Issued by DNN, necessary for site functionality, including forms authentication, created when a user logs in
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
StayInEditMode
Purpose
A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine the UI state across post backs (whether or not to reload the page with the 'Editing' interface).
Expires
Session cookie (these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
CookieConsent
Purpose
This cookie stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain. The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary.
Expires
2 years from set/update
Third Party (Statistical) – from Google Analytics (4)
Cookie Name
__utma
Purpose
Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. For more info: https//developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gtagjs_and_analyticsjs_-_cookie_usage
Expires
2 years from set/update
Cookie Name
__utmb
Purpose
Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. For more info: https//developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gtagjs_and_analyticsjs_-_cookie_usage
Expires
30 mins from set/update
Cookie Name
__utmc
Purpose
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. For more info: https//developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gtagjs_and_analyticsjs_-_cookie_usage
Expires
Session cookie(these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this)
Cookie Name
__utmz
Purpose
Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. For more info: https//developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gtagjs_and_analyticsjs_-_cookie_usage
Expires
6 months from set/update

 

You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by changing the settings on our cookie consent tool. Please refresh your page to ensure that the new setting have taken effect.

Note – if the cookie consent tool does not appear on our site, open our site on a new page in an incognito browser.

You can also control your cookie setting through your web browser.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, fell free to email us at book@billbrowder.com

Cookie settings