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You can consult these different cookies and learn about their usefulness through the listing below.
These cookies are enabled by default on your web browser. However, you can conﬁgure your browser to alert you each time cookies are created and possibly to prevent their installation. Here is the procedure to follow on the four main browsers:
Access to our site will not be denied if you disable cookies, but some features may not be available. You will ﬁnd below the listing and explanations supplied directly by the above mentioned services.
The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a speciﬁc mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difﬁcult to take a hash and “unhash” it to ﬁnd the original input data.
WordPress uses the two cookies to bypass the password entry portion of wp-login.php. If WordPress recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you go directly to the WordPress Administration interface. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), WordPress will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies.
When visitors comment on your blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:
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Since our cookies change frequently, we don’t typically list a description for each cookie or provide exhaustive cookie lists.
The cookies we use can store information such as:
The AddThis tools also, in some circumstances, set cookies on the ﬁrst-party website domain much like Google Analytics and other packages do. These cookies are used for per-site user preferences and analytics, and are always preceded with an underscore.
Finally, the AddThis tools may expose visitors to various advertising partners, who may in turn set cookies themselves. Any cookies delivered in this way will only be set on the partner’s domain.
For more information on how these practices relate to our privacy features, advertising offerings, and user opt-out, see the What you Should Know page (http://www.addthis.com/privacy).
Note that there are some additional exceptions to the cookie behavior described here, including when AddThis is in use on cookie-restricted properties such as .gov and .mil domains. For more information, feel free to ask.
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites : https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/ collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage