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Cookies for Browsealoud V3.0.0
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Updated 4th December 2020 @ 16:42 UTC

From Browsealoud 3.0.0 onwards, user preferences are no longer stored in Cookies. They are now persisted in LocalStorage in the web browser. LocalStorage is considered to be equivalent to cookies under EU Cookie Law.

Values set in the browser’s LocalStorage by Browsealoud:

Name

Type

Expires

Contains

Purpose

TH_TOOLBAR_SETTINGS

Persistent

No expiration date. Cleared only through JavaScript, or clearing the Browser cache / Locally Stored Data

JSON object

Stores an object containing user specific settings for the Browsealoud toolbar such as dialog positions and button states. No personally identifiable data is stored.

API_SETTINGS V2

Persistent

No expiration date. Cleared only through JavaScript, or clearing the Browser cache / Locally Stored Data

JSON object

Stores an object containing user specific API settings for the Browsealoud toolbar such as voice and language selection, user preferences set in the toolbar settings panel and selected styles for word highlighting.

No personally identifiable data is stored.

audioalert

Persistent

No expiration date. Cleared only through JavaScript, or clearing the Browser cache / Locally Stored Data

JSON object

Stores a value ‘audioalert = true’ after the first Browsealoud audio alert.

Note that settings are stored on a per site basis, i.e. one set of the above will be stored for each website a user visits with Browsealoud.

Separately, Google Translate will create LocalStorage entry content.googleapis.com. This store appears to remain empty and unused by Google but its creation cannot be suppressed.

Cookies set by Google for Analytics:

(These cookies will not be stored if the user choose to opt out of analytics cookies)

Name

Type

Expires

Contains

Purpose

__utma

Persistent

2 years from set/update

A series of unique ids following the pattern: [Domain Hash].[Random Unique ID].[Timestamp of first visit].[Timestamp of start of previous session].[Timestamp of start of current session].[Session counter]

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

Persistent

10 minutes

Number value 1

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

Persistent

30 mins from set/update

timestamp of when the user visited the website

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

Session

End of browser session

timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the__utmbcookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

Persistent

6 months from set/update

information on search engines and the entered search terms, or where the IP address of the visitor is located

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.

_ga

Persistent

2 years

the unique ID for the browsing session

Used to distinguish users. The ID is used only to identify the session for the statistics and is completely anonymous.

_gat_UA-4669579-11

Persistent

1 minute

Number value 1

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

_gid

Persistent

24 hours

a unique value for each page visited

Used to distinguish users.

APISID

Persistent

2 years

Encoded unique user identification

Cookie set by Google Analytics, intended for advertising purposes. Not used by Browsealoud but still present.

SAPISID

Persistent

2 years

Encoded unique user identification

Cookie set by Google Analytics, intended for advertising purposes. Not used by Browsealoud but still present.

__Secure-APISID        

Persistent

6 months

Encoded unique user identification

Cookie set by Google Analytics, intended for advertising purposes. Not used by Browsealoud but still present.

__Secure-3PAPISID        

Persistent

2 years

Encoded unique user identification

Cookie set by Google Analytics, intended for advertising purposes. Not used by Browsealoud but still present.

__Secure-3PSID

Persistent

2 years

Encoded unique user identification

Cookie set by Google Analytics, intended for advertising purposes. Not used by Browsealoud but still present.

Cookies set by Google Translation (not tracking cookies):

Name

Type

Expires

Contains

Purpose

NID

Persistent

6 months from set/update

Language preferences

Used by the Google Translate API to store user preferences. See this page for details.

                       

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