Cookie Policy

22th November 2019

The website justanotherwonderer.com collects and stores “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files, which are stored on the user’s device for a specific amount of time when you visit a website. On their own, they do not require any personal information in order to be used and do not identify the person using the Internet. “Cookies” collect information about the way the user interacts with the website in order to improve its efficiency and allow other functionalities without identifying a certain user.

In the following policy we state and explain our principles for collecting, storing and processing “cookies”. Those rules explain how we from Just Another Wonderer and the users of our website use “cookies” and the different ways to control them.

“Cookies” are small portions of data, stored in text files on your computer or another device, which you are loading the website on. They are widely used and their aim is to “remember” you and your preferences – for one visitation (via Session Cookies) or multiple visitations (via Persistent Cookies). They provide a successive and effective journey for the user by performing main functions such as allowing the user to register and stay in their profile. Our company uses “cookies” from Google Analytics and WordPress for acquiring information about how and when specific pages of our website are visited, as well as how many people have visited them.

You can set your browser to decline, remove or block “cookies” or to tell you when a new “cookie” is generated, without affecting most of the website’s functionalities. For more information on “cookies”, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Strictly Necessary Technical “Cookies”

Those “cookies” are necessary in order for our site to function and they cannot be turned off. Usually they are generated upon the actions you have taken, which could be a service request, setting your privacy preferences, logging into the system or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block those “cookies” or warn you about them, but in this case some parts of our page will not work for you. Those “cookies” do not collect any personal information.

Some “cookies” are only for registered users, while others are for all users and they are listed in the table below. When a “cookie” only concerns a certain subdomain, they are situated in the corresponding header.

Functionality “Cookies”

Those “cookies” are used to store preferences stated by the user, such as name, language and location.

Performance “Cookies”

They are used by a trusted third-party network (i.e. Google Analytics) to track details such as how many unique visitors have visited the site and how many times each page was shown. This information is collected in order to improve the practice and experience for the visitors as well as for our website.

“Cookies” for Improving Effectiveness

“Cookies” for improving effectiveness collect information about the way users interact with our website. This information is collected solely for improving the functionality of our website.

Social Media “Cookies”

They collect information about the usage of Social medias. “Cookies”, used by Facebook and Instagram (by using the sharing buttons) – datr (536 days), fr (89 days), lu (536 days). We don’t have direct control over the information collected by those “cookies”.

“Cookies” we use:

wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurpose
devicePixelRatioBrowser default (1 year)Used to make the site responsive to the visitor’s screen size.
wordpress_test_cookieSessionTests that the browser accepts cookies.
__qca5 yearshttps://www.quantcast.com/privacy/
__utma2 yearsGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb30 minsGoogle Analytics – Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcSessionGoogle Analytics – Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmt10 minsGoogle Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.
__utmz6 monthsGoogle Analytics – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
cookie_notice_accepted1 monthIt is used by the Cookie Notice plugin, which function is to “elegantly inform users that the site uses cookies and to comply with the EU cookie law GDPR regulations.” (taken from the policy of the plugin itself).

 

make.wordpress.org

welcome-{blog_id}PermanentUsed to record if you’ve chosen to hide the “Welcome” message at the top of the corresponding blog.
showComments10 yearsUsed to determine if you prefer comments to be shown or hidden when reading the site.

 

*.trac.wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurpose
trac_form_tokenSessionUsed as a security token for cross-site request forgery protection.
trac_session90 daysUsed to keep anonymous session information.

 

codex.wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurpose
codexToken6 monthsUsed to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user. Only set if you select “Keep me logged in” when logging in.
codexUserId
codexUserName
6 monthsUsed to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user.
codex_sessionSessionUsed to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user.

 

*.wordcamp.org

CookieDurationPurpose
camptix_client_stats1 yearUsed to track unique visitors to tickets page on a WordCamp site
wp-saving-post1 dayUsed to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the data
comment_author_{hash}347 daysUsed to tracked comment author name, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checked
comment_author_email_{hash}347 daysUsed to tracked comment author email, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checked
comment_author_url_{hash}347 daysUsed to track comment author url, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” checkbox is checked
wp-postpass_{hash}10 daysUsed to maintain session if a post is password protected
wp-settings-{user}1 yearUsed to preserve user’s wp-admin settings
wp-settings-time-{user}1 yearTime at which wp-settings-{user} was set
tix_view_token2 daysUsed for session managing private CampTix content
tk_aiBrowser defaultUsed for tracking
jetpackStateSessionUsed for maintaining Jetpack State
jpp_math_passSessionVerifies that a user answered the math problem correctly while logging in.
stnojs2 daysRemember if user do not want JavaScript executed
wordpress_logged_in_{hash}SessionRemember User session
wordpres_test_cookieSessionTest if cookie can be set

 

For more information: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/cookies/

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

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).

Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps us measure how users interact with our website’s content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides us with JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to “remember” what a user has done on previous pages/interactions with the website.

Google Analytics supports three JavaScript libraries (tags) for measuring website usage: gtag.js, analytics.js, and ga.js. The following sections describe how each use cookies.

 

gtag.js and analytics.js

CookieDurationPurpose
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
AMP_TOKEN30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_90 daysContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.

ga.js

CookieDurationPurpose
__utma2 years from set/updateUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate.
__utmb30 minutes from set/updateUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz6 months from set/updateStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv2 years from set/updateUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

urchin.js
Historically, Google Analytics provided a JavaScript measurement library named urchin.js. When the newer ga.js library launched, developers were encouraged to migrate to the new library. For sites that have not completed the migration, urchin.js sets cookies identically to what is set in ga.js. Read the ga.js cookie usage section> above for more details.

For more information about Google Analytics Cookies: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

If you have any questions regarding this Cookie Policy, feel free to contact us at [email protected].