First-Party Cookies (cookies on this website)
First-party cookies are cookies that relate to the functions and features of this website specifically, and are set by this website, not a third party.
- WordPress Cookies
Cookie Name: wordress_test_cookie
Cookie Type: Session Cookie
About the Cookie: This cookie is only placed if you happen upon the login page for the site. It does not retain any personal data but simply checks to see if your browser has cookies enabled. You should never see this cookie, but just in case you do, we wanted you to know what it does.
- Blog Comments (WP Discuz)
Cookie Name: comment_author_*, comment_author_email_*, custom_field_*
Cookie Type: Functionality / Feature
About the Cookie: You have the option to accept or decline these cookies, which are used to “remember” you whenever you comment on blog posts. These cookies can be revoked by clearing your browser cache.
- Cookie Consent Notice
Cookie Name: (place specific cookie name here)
Cookie Type: Strictly Necessary / User Preference
About the Cookie: This cookie retains your cookie preference – to either accept or decline all cookies except those necessary for the site’s function and basic features. This cookie does not require or store any personal data. This cookie is set to expire after 30 days and can be revoked by clearing your browser cache.
- Device Theme Switcher
Cookie Name: (domainnamewithoutdotwhatever)-alternate-theme
Cookie Type: Session Cookie, User Preference
About the Cookie: Stores a user preference because of user action (choosing to view the desktop site from the mobile device through links at bottom of mobile version of the site). The cookie expires at the end of the browser session.
- Server-Related (webhost)
Cookie Names: DYNSRV, ADMINDYNSRV
Cookie Type: Necessary Cookie
These cookies are added by our web host to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.
- Microsoft Azure
Cookie Name: ARRAffinity
Cookie Type: Functionality / Session Cookie
About the Cookie: This cookie used because our website is hosted on Microsoft Azure to keep a visitor’s session to a specific instance of the website within Azure. These expire when the session expires.
- Affiliate Cookies This site may include affiliate links in posts and pages to products at online retailers such as Amazon.com. These online retailers may pay out a small commission if you purchase something through that retailer. Clicking on one of these product links will place a temporary cookie in your browser that tells the online retailer that you found the product on this site. These cookies typically expire within 24 hours of placement.
- SoundCloud This website features audio content from SoundCloud, a service that delivers audio content managed by SoundCloud Limited. If you visit a page on this website with embedded SoundCloud audio content, SoundCloud.com will place a cookie (sc_anonymous_id) to enable the SoundCloud player. It may also place others (ScorecardRearches: , UID, UIDR), so please review SoundCloud’s privacy and cookie policies for more information. The sc_anonymous_id cookie expires 10 years or until the browser cache is emptied (HTTP cookie).
This website may sometimes use YouTube to deliver video content. YouTube cookies enable you to view any YouTube-embedded videos included on this site’s pages or blog posts. The expiration date of these cookies vary; some expire after a session ends or a browser window is closed, and some end after 20 years.
When possible, this website uses YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode for embedding videos. YouTube cookies may be set on your computer after you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store any personally identifying information for playbacks of videos embedded with privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more, please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Common YouTube cookies: APISID, CONSENT, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, 1P_JAR, DV, NID
- Social Media
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