When you visit my site, the pages that you look at, and a short text file called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. A cookie is used to store small amounts of information. This information is collected for tracking purposes only. The cookie does not contain personal details.
I use Google Analytics to collect visitor data and analyse traffic on my site. This information helps me understand my readers’ interests and helps me make decisions regarding to design and content. If you are not comfortable with Google Analytics then you can install a Google plugin to prevent Analytics collecting any data from you on any site you visit.
The cookies set by Google Analytics are as follows:
|_utma||Persistent||2 years||unique visitor cookie|
|_utmb||Persistent||30 minutes or the end of the day if sooner||session cookie|
|_utmv||Persistent||2 years||visitor segmentation cookie|
|_utmx||Persistent||2 years||Google Analytics Content Experiment cookie|
|_utmz||Persistent||6 months||campaign cookie|
I display Google Adwords advertising in my sidebar, and use Amazon and iTunes links in some of my blog posts. These third parties may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers.
I may from time to time embed additional content such as images or videos which may also set cookies.