What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Types of cookies
Cookies fall into one of two categories – session or persistent – and the type of cookie is determined by how long each cookie is used:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
Cookies that we use
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|wc_fragments_#||duracomposites.com||Essential WooCommerce cookie to remember what is in a user’s cart||HTML||Session|
|variant||duracomposites.com||This sets the homepage version that a user is shown (new vs old)||HTTP||5 day|
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|_ga||duracomposites.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.||HTML||2 years|
|_gat||duracomposites.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||HTML||Session|
|_gid||duracomposites.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.||HTML||Session|
|gwcc||duracomposites.com||Provides anonymous information that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site, such as pages they visited.||HTTP||3 months|
|@@History/@@scroll|#||duracomposites.com||This records where a user has scrolled to on a page to enable a smooth user experience when the user decides to return to a previously visited page.||HTML||Session|
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
|ads/ga-audiences, ads/user-lists/#||google.com||Used by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s behaviour across websites.||Pixel||Session|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Pixel||Session|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site users actions after viewing or clicking on one of the advertisers ads without the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||HTTP||2 years|
|NID||google.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||HTTP||6 months|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||HTTP||Session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||HTTP||179 days|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||HTTP||Session|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||HTTP||Session|
|Khaos, c, put_#, rpb, rpx||rubiconproject.com||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited web sites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.||HTTP||Session|
|/wp/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php-wc_cart_hash||duracomposites.com||Contains information about the ecommerce cart and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.||HTML||Session|
|_gs, _gd#||duracomposites.com||Used by GetSiteControl to determine if a user has seen or interacted with survey and special offer pop-up messages.||HTTP||Session|
|_gu, _gw||1 year|
|FirstSession, ReturningSession||duracomposites.com||Used by the site to determine whether the user is a new user or a returning user.||HTTP||6 months|