What are cookies?
A HTTP cookie is small piece of data sent from a website and stored on a user’s hard drive – on a PC, phone or tablet. Cookies are used to ‘recognise’ website visitors and tell for example the server when a user has returned or what kind of a browser he/she is using.
Read more about cookies for example from Wikipedia or aboutcookies.org.
Legislation about cookies
What cookies does JRN use?
||This session cookie is used to keep the connection between your browser and our servers as you move around our website. It does not contain any personal information other than your IP address.
Google Analytics cookie used for statistics about visitors on the site.
_ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2-years.
_gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.
||Google Analytics cookie used for statistics about visitors on the site. Used to throttle request rate.
The plugin works by sending an additional request to stats.g.doubleclick.net that is used to provide advertising features like remarketing and demographics and interest reporting in Google Analytics. The plugin also creates a new cookie named _gat that has a ten minute timeout. This cookie does not store any user information, it’s just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net.
Read more about Google Analytics cookies here.
Third-party cookies and requests
|This third party cookie is used by the ShareThis service and allow you to use the Share buttons on each page across various social networks such as Twitter, Facebook etc. The “_unam” cookie monitors web pages viewed, navigation and time spent on each page. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis and given them your consent. Further information about this cookie can be found here: http://sharethis.com/privacy
|Used for statistics about visitors on the site.Read more about Google Analytics cookies here.
|Google Analytics advertising cookie, used for targeting in online advertising. Read more about it here.
|To store visited pages in user’s web browser. Used for faster loading of the pages.
|YouTube, Bambuser, Twitter, SlideShare and other embedded material from third-party services.
Journalism Research News website contains embedded material from other services, such as YouTube videos and tweets from Twitter.
By viewing these materials, some cookies might be activated by the companies that provide them.
Picture: Cookies by David Leggett, license CC BY 2.0, cropped