Cookies on BenTasker.co.uk

A number of the functions of my site use cookies, all are either used to directly improve your experience, or to help me improve the site further.

I've no control over cookies set by third parties, so have only listed those that show as being set by BenTasker.co.uk.

The following cookies are likely to be set when you visit BenTasker.co.uk, you can find out which have been set by visiting Your Stored Data

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Session Token Varies

These session tokens are used to recognise your browser throughout the time you're browsing BenTasker.co.uk. Primarily used to remember choices such as font-size. The cookies expires with your browsing session - normally when you close your browser

Both will have a random 128bit name, and certain features of the site (such as the shopping cart) will not work if you block them.

Theme selector btaskerColorChoice You'll only ever see this cookie if you've used the 'Switch Colors' link at the top of the page. It exists to do one thing - make sure you see the site in whichever color scheme you've chosen. It has a relatively long expiry so that your choice will be remembered the next time you return.
Google Analytics

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I use Google Analytics to help me improve the site experience. Knowing what people are searching for helps keep the site relevant, and the site performance measurements help me to identify and fix usability issues. 

More information on these cookies can be found on Google's Privacy overview, and you can opt out of analytics tracking entirely at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Alternatively, you can simply block Google Analytics on BenTasker.co.uk



Social Media

The following are almost exclusively set by the Social Media share buttons you see around the site, Social Media Icons can be blocked by clicking here.

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This cookie is set by Google Plus - generally by the 'Share on Google+' button that's displayed on each article.

See Google's Privacy overview for more information.

Twitter

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These cookies are set by Twitter's 'tweet' button. Some will only appear if you are also logged into Twitter.

See Twitter's Privacy policy for more information.

LinkedIn

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LinkedIn cookies are set by the LinkedIN share buttons, for more information see LinkedIN's privacy policy.



Shop Specific

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The LoginRadius service is in use to allow use of social media accounts as logins to the shop. This simplified the sign-up process (especially for Google users) but does mean extra cookies need to be set.

More information can be found on the LoginRadius Privacy page.

 

To find out more about cookies and how they're used (and to some extent how they can be mis-used) visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

 
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