What are cookies
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There are two types of cookies, Sessions and Permanent. Session cookies are stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices, and are deleted when the browser is closed. On the other hand, permanent cookies are placed on the hard drive of your device and remain there for a much longer time (months or even years).
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Note however that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The cookies that originate from themindsanctuary.com only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.
Please note also that some cookies are installed by a third party, like Social Media Facebook, Youtube and Amazon (should you visit the shop page). Please refer to their respective sites for further information.
List of cookies generated by themindsanctuary.com
Currently our website generates up to 6 cookies for the usual viewer, as follows:
|PHPSESSID||Used by WordPress to identify a specific user session.Expires at the end of the session, when the browser is closed.|
|w3tc_referrer||This is a cookie used by our caching system W3 Total Cache, and is essential to make the site quick and responsive.Expires at end of the session, when the browser is closed.|
|_utma||Generated by Google Analytics. This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.Expires after 24 months.|
|_utmb||Generated by Google Analytics. We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session.Expires at the end of the session.|
|_utmc||Generated by Google Analytics. Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.Expires 30 minutes after the end of the session.|
|_utmz||Generated by Google Analytics. This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine search, email link).Expires after 6 months.|
In addition, users who gain access to the site for administrative purposes (i.e. access requiring a login to our content management system), further cookies are created, such as wp-settings-11, wp-settings-time-11, wordpress-test-cookie, wordpress_loged_in-[number], wordpress_[number]. These cookies are required by the content management system. Further information may be found here.