What is a cookie?
Here we are not talking about those delicious small edible cakes however, this policy refers to the small text files stored on a user's computer by their web browser or the website visited, designed to store basic information (such as visitor preferences) to help the browser “remember” things that you have done in the past.
What type of cookies do we use?
First Party Cookies - These cookies are set by the domain of the website that you are visiting and Essential to site function.
If the website has a login function we use the following cookies to process the login request.
|ASP.Net Sessionid||A cookie genertaed by our ASP.NET platform to allow the site to display properly||Browser close|
|.ASP_AUTH||A cookie genertaed by our ASP.NET platform to authenticate the user||Browser close|
Third party Cookies – These cookies are set by domains different to the one you are visiting and are used for statistical purposes.
For more information about how Google analytics cookies work click here
As this website has a booking engine, we use a third party company to analyze customer behavior patterns to identify what sells and what does not – that way we can always offer you the best deals.
For more information please visit http://www.dc-storm.com/information-on-cookies/
Here is a list of the cookies used by DC Storm
- Non-Cross Domain Tracking: 1st Party Cookies
- Non-cross domain tracking uses first party cookies only. These cookies are written in the domain of the site being tracked.
|_#srchist||Stores the history of traffic sources the user has arrived to the site by||1000 days|
|_#sess||Stores information about the session||1000 days|
|_#vdef||Stores the visit definition – ts type, number of visits, expiry||1000 days|
|_#uid||Stores a user identifier (only within a site)||1000 days|
|_#slid||Unique sale ID||1000 days|
|_#clkid||Unique identifier for a click generating a landing||1 year|
|_#lps||Flags that the last page was secure and therefore has no referrer||20 min|
|_#tsa||Stores the referrer details to avoid duplicate Landing events||10 min|
|_#env||Flags whether the environment variables (screen size, browser etc) need to be collected again||30 days|
Cross Domain Tracking: 3rd Party Cookie
Cross-domain tracking uses 3rd party cookies to enable spanning of domains. The availability of third party cookies is tested – if not available a 1st party cookie is used instead, with reduced tracking ability.
|_#stc[site id]||This is the third party cookie used to store all the other cookie data in concatenated form. The Cookie’s name has the site ID in it.||1000 days|
|_#nxd||This is a 1st party cookie used when access to the third party cookie is blocked. It stores the data similarly to the _#stc cookie.||1000 days|
Can I manage my cookies?
You can change your browser settings to control how your web browser deals with cookies. You can find out how to do that by visiting www.aboutcookies.org. They have a guide on how to change your settings for most of the major browsers.
Advise on cookies.
We believe everyone should have a choice so here are a few independent sites that offer information about cookies which you might find useful.
To find out more about what cookies are and how to control them, why not have a look at www.aboutcookies.org – they have lots of information about cookies.
Also, http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ has a good guide to online behavioral advertising and online privacy.