Updated: December 31, 2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For more information, visit allaboutcookies.org.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure that the content you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does BlueZoo use?
BlueZoo is using Session cookies, Status cookies and Google Analytics cookies. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. Google Analytics is a web-based analytics tool that lets website owners and mobile apps understand users’ behaviors. Cookies are there to collect information in order to be able to generate reports on the use of a website without identifying users.
The cookies we use are called Performance cookies, because they allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and we will not be able to monitor or optimize the performance of the website.
Which specific cookies does BlueZoo use?
- _ga is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. It allows us to follow your activity on our website by a unique Client ID. It has an expiration of 2 years.
- _gid is very similar to _ga. It is also used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. It groups your session activity. It has an expiration of 24 hours.
- _gat is used by Google Analytics to throttle requests and has an expiration of 1 minute.
- collect (tracking pixel) – Used to send data to Google Analytics on the device and behavior of users. Tracking pixels do not rely on the user’s browser and will send information directly to servers. Tracking pixels (considered session cookies) expire once the browser is closed.
- wfvt_ Is a cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location. It has an expiration of 24 hours.
- wordfence_verifiedHuman – Is a cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks. It has an expiration of 24 hours.
- cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary – This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category ”Necessary”. It has an expiration of 1 year.
- cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary – This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category ”Non-necessary”. It has an expiration of 1 year.
- CookieLawInfoConsent – This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. This cookie is used to store the user consent response. It has an expiration of 1 year.
How to control and delete cookies
The way you can manage your cookies depends on your browser. Different browsers clear cookies using different procedures, and there is no standard way to manage them. You can find help on how to control or remove cookies on this third party information page. This page helps you manage cookies on the most common browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer browsers. In a few cases, disabling cookies may cause features of our website to not function correctly.