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John Lashley - your (CTO) Chief Technology Officer

Cookies on Site

March 23, 2012 ·

This site uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  • To provide the best possible user experience through the use of identifiers named “Cookies”
  • For analytics to help identify content reach across a global demographic
  • To provide a common denominator for user data aggregation across systems

About cookies

"Cookies were invented in 1994 so that information could be saved between visits to a website. This lets you avoid logging in for every visit, and cookies are also used to keep track of preferences and works in progress (such as items in an online shopping cart). Today, just about all of the top websites use cookies for one purpose or another. Cookies are a very useful feature of the web and, without them, web sessions would have no history; you would have to enter your information over and over."

Government of Canada:  http://www.priv.gc.ca/fs-fi/02_05_d_49_02_e.cfm

Google cookies

John Lashley uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.

Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

 

Third party cookies

“First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in your browser's address bar. Third-party cookies are cookies being set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain - e.g. an advertisement run by www.advexample.com showing advert banners).

For example: Suppose a user visits www.example1.com, which sets a cookie with the domain ad.foxytracking.com. When the user later visits www.example2.com, another cookie is set with the domain ad.foxytracking.com. Eventually, both of these cookies will be sent to the advertiser when loading their ads or visiting their website. The advertiser can then use these cookies to build up a browsing history of the user across all the websites this advertiser has footprints on.”

 

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#Third-party_cookie

Flash Cookies

“Local shared objects (LSOs), commonly called Flash cookies (due to their similarities with HTTP cookies), are pieces of data that websites which use Adobe Flash may store on a user's computer. Local shared objects are used by all versions of Adobe Flash Player and version 6 and above of Macromedia's now-obsolete Flash Player.[1]

While websites may use local shared objects for purposes such as storing user preferences, there have been privacy concerns regarding local shared objects, and they may be considered a breach of browser security.”

 

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#Third-party_cookie

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