What are "cookies"?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store or retrieve information to perform certain functions and remember visits to a website. There are 2 distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open, and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from our website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
How can I control or delete cookies?
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
If you use different devices to view and access favourites.io (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. A further explanation about managing cookies is available here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
Cookies used by favourites.ioFunctional cookies
- ASP.NET_SessionID: is a cookie which is used to identify the users session on the server - the session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between http requests.
- ASPXAUTH: the ASPXAUTH cookie is used to determine if a user is authenticated.
- _cfduid: the "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
- _ga, _gat, _gid: This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits favourites.io, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to favourites.io and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
- c_user, datr, fr, lu, sb,xs: these cookies allow you to recommend or share information from favourites.io.