Cookies are small text files that websites store on your computer, mobile device or tablet, for varying periods. They improve your browser experience, provide statistical analysis and advanced functions, simplify logging in and personalization, and are sometimes used for targeted advertising. Unless you are logging in (for example, to comment on a blog post) the cookies here are never used to identify you personally.
Session cookies last only while you have your web browser open. Closing your web browser, erases the session cookies. This type of cookie helps the site to function correctly, for example, to expand and collapse menus, make the Easyhunt font appear properly on your screen, or save your work as your progress through a form.
Persistent cookies are also stored in your computer, and they will persist even after you close your browser. How long they persist depends on how they were first set up - the period can vary from minutes to years. Persistent cookies are used to store the preferences of your current visit, to be used for future visits (such as remembering your location or language preferences, your areas of interest, or other settings to customize your experience). They also help with statistics, analysis and advertising.
At Easyhunt.com, we use persistent cookies and related technologies from other companies that we work with, who then provide statistics that we can analyze to make our website better and provide our visitors with more of the content they want to see. The cookies from other companies are referred to as third-party cookies. Easyhunt does not control these third-party cookies or tracking technologies. The third-party cookies on Easyhunt.com come from various companies, such as Google Analytics, WebTrends and Disqus.
Please note that opting out of retargeted advertising cookies will not stop sites from showing your advertisements - you will still see ads, but they will not be specifically targeted to you.
We use a few different types of cookies to improve the user experience on Easyhunt.com. They can generally be categorized as session cookies, persistent cookies and third-party cookies. Session cookies last until you close your web browser or restart your computer. Persistent cookies stay in your computer for varying lengths of time, from minutes to years. Third-party cookies are created by other companies that provide services to Easyhunt.com. Some cookies can fall into more than one category. Here is a list of the cookies we use on this website.
eTALatest lasts until the end of your browser session. .
eShowEventDet lasts until the end of your browser session. It lets your browser show or hide the details of events.
sifrFetch lasts until the end of your browser session. It allows the sIFR flash converter to display the Easyhunt typeface in the page headings.
Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, uses four different cookies which are stored in your computer for varying lengths of time. These collect anonymous information including the number of visitors to the site, where the visitors came to the site from, and the pages they visit while they are here.
The _utma cookie remains in a computer for two years or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks anonymous user behavior, such as first visit and last visit.
The _utmb cookie lasts for 30 minutes and the _utmc lasts until the end of your browser session. They work together to calculate the time a user spends on the site, the first showing when you arrive and the second showing when you leave.
The _utmz cookie indicates where a user was before they came to Easyhunt.com. It might have been at a search engine like Google or Bing, on a social network site, or just straight from entering the address. It shows geolocation data too (roughly where you are). If the visitor searched for a keyword, it stores that too. This cookie lasts six months, and is probably the most important Google Analytics cookie.
For more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics, visit their site.
The WebTrends cookie WT_FPC, another third-party cookie, also helps generate statistical information about visitors’ online behavior. WT_FPC has a theoretical lifetime of 20 years. WebTrends has more information about its cookies here.
Then there are a couple of cookies that help with social media and content sharing. The AddThis social bookmarking widget lets visitors bookmark and share our site. It generates eight different cookies – di, dt, loc, psc, ssh, sshs, uid and uit - which last two years. They help the AddThis platform remember which of the social networking/sharing tools you like to use. The information they collect does not identify you personally, but it used more to identify which services are the most popular. You can get more information at AddThis.
The Disqus service lets people log in when making comments on the blogs on Easyhunt.com. Discqus generates two cookies, __qca and disqus_unique, which stay in your computer for one year. They let the system know you have logged in successfully so you can comment on the blogs.
The final third-party cookie comes from Twitter, and allows users to share content from our Networked Society blog via Twitter. The guest_id cookie lasts two years.
For more about cookies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org