What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of text data created by websites and stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. These cookies can save your settings on a website and are used to deliver a more efficient and enjoyable website experience by storing information about how you use the website. For example, when a user logs in, a session ID is set so that the user remains logged in for the duration of their browser session.
Are Cookies Harmful?
Cookies cannot access any information on your computer other than the information you have openly disclosed to the website, which sent the cookies to your computer. Cookies can’t be executed as code and as such cannot distribute viruses.
When you visit our website, we may collect some data about your computer or mobile device and the network to which it is connected, such as:
- your IP address
- the geolocation of your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- your operating system
- the type of browser and version you are using
- to estimate website usage numbers and patterns; and
- to recognize you when you return to the website.
What Types of Cookies Does BrightWork Use?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the website you are using (third party cookies) e.g. ads embedded on a page using Google AdSense. We use first party cookies and third party cookies on this website. This site uses 2 different types of cookie:
- A ‘Session cookie’ is a temporary cookie that is not stored on your computer or mobile device i.e. the cookie remains in your browser until you leave the website.
- A ‘Persistent cookie’ remains in your browser for a pre-determined length of time after your visit to the website has ended (unless deleted by you).
|Cookie Provider||Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Type of Cookie||First Party/|
|PHPSESSID||Session||Session||First Party||Keeps user logged in|
|bp-activity-oldestpage||Session||Session||First Party||User experience on activity pages|
|_ga||2 years||Persistent||First Party||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||24 hours||Persistent||First Party||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat_UA-755231-2||10 minutes||Persistent||First Party||Used to throttle request rate|
|We use Google Analytics to measure how users interact with our website content. These cookies do not collect personal information about visitors and use an anonymous identifier to distinguish visitors. For more information, see Google Analytics Cookie Usage.|
|cuvid||2 years||Persistent||Third Party||Used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view|
|cusid1||30 minutes||Persistent||Third Party||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site|
|cuvon||30 minutes||Persistent||Third Party||Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page|
|We use ClickDimension cookies to determine unique visitors to the site, establish and continue a user session with the site and to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page. For more information see, ClickDimensions Cookies for Web Analytics.|
|optimizelyBuckets||10 years||Persistent||First Party||Records the experiment variation that the visitor has seen for each experiment.|
|optimizelyEndUserId||10 years||Persistent||First Party||Stores a visitor’s unique Optimizely identifier. It’s a combination of a timestamp and random number. No other information about you or your visitors is stored inside|
|optimizelyPendingLogEvents||15 seconds||Persistent||First Party||Used as a cache for a visitor’s actions between tracking calls. This ensures that all events are efficiently tracked even if a visitor takes many actions in rapid succession. The cookie is wiped once the tracking call has been made.|
|optimizelySegments||10 years||Persistent||First Party||Persists the visitor’s Optimizely Classic segments: browser, campaign, mobile, source type, and any custom dimensions that you may have configured. This allows us to ensure persistence of segment membership, which improves the accuracy of|
|We use Optimizely cookies to recognise our visitors as they travel through our website. For more information, see Optimizely Cookies and Tracking Technologies.|
Changing Your Cookie Settings
To learn more about cookies, how to change your cookie settings or block cookies altogether, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/. Please remember that blocking cookies may alter your experience as a member of this community.
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