What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).
Cookies set by CalculateStuff.com
Below the different categories of cookies set by CalculateStuff.com are outlined, with specific examples detailed in the tables that follow. This includes their name and purpose.
Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for CalculateStuff.com to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
Analytics: Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.
Marketing: We use marketing cookies to help improve the relevancy of advertising campaigns you receive.
|_calculatestuff_session||Necessary||Session||Used to track session related information.|
|__gads||Marketing||2 years||Google - Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user.|
|_ga||Analytics||2 years||Google Analytics - Registers a unique ID, used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_16395835_9||Analytics||1 Day||Google Analytics - Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||Analytics||1 Day||Google Analytics - Registers a unique ID, used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|CookieControl||Necessary||Session||Civic - Used for GDPR compliance.|
|dnsmpi||Necessary||50 Years||Used for CCPA compliance.|
In addition to the below third-party cookies, when displaying personalized advertisements Google and their partners may place other third-party cookies based on the ads that you are shown. We have no control over these and no way to determine in advance what cookies will be set.
|DSID||Marketing||1 Hour||Google DoubleClick - Used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.|
|IDE||Marketing||2 Years||Google DoubleClick - Used to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|NID||Necessary||6 Months||Google - Set by reCAPTCHA when filling in our contact form. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information.|
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
Some specific opt-out programs are available here:
Google Adsense - https://adssettings.google.com/
Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout