In technical terms, cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
What types of cookies does Directors Notes use?
Directors Notes uses Google Analytics cookies to track and measure how you interact with our website. As you navigate through this website Directors Notes records information about the pages you visited on this website and what links you have interacted with on this website. Google Analytics uses analytics.js “which does not require setting cookies to transmit data to Google Analytics” (as cited by Google) and ga.js. More can be read here.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Directors Notes, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Directors Notes, for example to help Directors Notes understand how its service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
|__utmc||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.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the_setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated_setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the Service, for example, information related to the unique username you have provided, so that less strain is placed on Directors Notes’ backend infrastructure. These cookies may also be used to allow Directors Notes to know that you have logged in so that Directors Notes can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions here. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions here. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites here.