What do I need to know about cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a
website. The most commonly used cookies are ‘analytical’ and allow website owners to gather
anonymous information about how their website is used so that they may improve your experience. For
example, they can count the number of visitors to the site or improve the user experience based on
how easily users are able to find content. Other cookies may be used to help manage the
functionality of the site or to remember any preferences you have selected.
Additional cookies may be placed on your computer by other partners companies who’s services are used within our sites (e.g. for the delivery of online video or sharing links).
Different types of cookies
First party cookies
These are set by the website you’re visiting and only that website can read them. A website might also use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.
Third party cookies
These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some Universal Star Registry's web pages may also contain content from other sites like Google, which may set their own cookies.
Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.
These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser, e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari.
These are saved on your computer and don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session.
We use different types of cookies for different things. Below you can find a table of all the cookies our website currently uses and why we use them.
|Cookie||Name||What is it used for?||More information|
|Cloudflare||_cfuid||Identifies individual PC's on a shared network to apply per-user security policies and to block malicious PC's within a shared network without it affecting other PC's on the same network.||More information from Cloudflare|
|Universal Star Registry||PHPSESSID||Used to store all session information for website functionality, for example this cookie will save your cart and is used to keep you logged in when you close the website. Blocking this cookie would result in the website being unusable.|
|Used by Google's child company, Double Click to track user interactions through users clicking on our website through Google's search results.||More information from Google|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||More information from Google|
|Google Adservices||Conversion||We use Google Adwords to advertise through Google. Google use these cookies to track visitors who click through an advert onto our website to generate information on individual ad's performance, this allows us to collect anonymous reports and improve our website and advertising campaigns.||More information from Google|
Managing and deleting Cookies
Cookies can be monitored and deleted from your browser. Since browsers create and store cookies, they are also the most direct way to access, manage, and delete cookies. Please keep in mind that if you disable all cookies, certain portions of our website may not work properly since certain necessary cookies and functionality cookies will be disabled. For cookies that track activity in connection with targeting advertising, you can opt-out of third party targeting cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice page here or the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer choice page here or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page here. Other tools offered by third parties can help you see and manage the types of cookies and trackers that you encounter. More information about cookies and cookie management can be found on http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Questions and contact information
For any questions or for further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org