Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. Cookies help your browser navigate a website and the cookies themselves cannot collect any information stored on your computer or your files. When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a website access to the cookies it has already sent to you.
Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer or devise for longer.
The information collected by cookies falls within the category of NPII.
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Functional||These cookies are essential for our websites and services to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain features. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account-related functions, store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location, and ensure our services are operating properly.|
|Analytics and Performance||These cookies allow us to optimize performance by collecting information on how users interact with our websites, including which pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.|
|Functional||Used to maintain user session.||PHPSESSID||1||21north|
|Functional||AWS Classic Load Balancer creates load balancing cookie: used to map the session to the instance.||AWSELBCORS||1||21north|
|Functional||AWS Classic Load Balancer Cookie.
Load Balancing Cookie: Used to map the session to the instance. Same value as AWSELB
|Statistical||This cookie is used to route user traffic||cfmrk_cic||90||Cloudflare|
|Analytical||Used to distinguish users.||_ga||730||Google Analytics|
|Statistical||Used to count and track pageview.||_gid||1||Google Analytics|
|Statistical||Used to count and track pageview.||_gac_UA-10218544-29||90||Google Analytics|
|Statistical||Used to count and track pageview.||gclid||90||Google Analytics|
|Statistical||Used to store ID’s of experiments and sessions for A/B testing.||_gaexp||90||Google Analytics|
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