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Our Cookies

For anonymous users we only use these to allow site analytics. This provides Wallscope with direct feedback on what pages are useful and accessed by the different users of our website, and how we can improve the website design. We use the following cookies:

  • has_js - Most commonly associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled.
  • _ga - This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this one, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after two years, although this is customisable by website owners.

As we use a Content Management System (CMS) we provide some of our clients and staff access to the website to submit content and edit web pages. This requires that we track each registered user to ensure that we can effectively manage the content within this website and increase the value of the site to other users.

More information about cookies

Cookies for the internet were originally developed in 1995 by the Netscape Communications Corporation. The word 'cookie' comes from 'magic cookie', a term in programming languages for a piece of information shared between co-operating pieces of software. The choice of the word cookie appears to come from the American tradition of giving and sharing edible cookies. A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned. Websites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Websites often use cookies for the purposes of collecting demographic information about their users. Cookies enable websites to monitor their users' web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes (for example, to find out which products or services they are interested in and send them targeted advertisements).