What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information saved by a web site on an internet user’s hard drive through their browser. The information the cookie contains is set by the site and can be used by the site whenever the user visits the site. There’s more information here.

How This Site Uses Cookies

This site uses cookie to provide essential functionality, and to help us understand how people use the site so that we can enhance it. The information stored is always anonymous.

By using this site you agree to to allow us to store these cookies. You can control cookies using your browser: see this cookie website for details.

The Cookies We Use

Source Cookie Name Purpose
WordPress wp-settings-time-*, wordpress_sec_*, wp-settings-* Used by WordPress, the Content Management System that powers our blog.
PHP PHPSESSID Used to provide continuity between pages.
Cookie Compliance cookie_compliance Used to remember your acceptance/rejection of cookies (so we don’t keep asking you).
Piwik _pk_ref*, _pk_cvar*, _pk_id*, _pk_ses* Used by Piwik, the Analytics software we use to target content towards our audience.
AddThis __atuvc Used by “AddThis”, the software we use to add Social Media buttons to posts.

Controlling Cookies

If you choose to do so you can control cookies using your browser.

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