What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded and stored on the users’ computers when accessing a website, making it possible to keep track of their surfing habits within the site. The aforementioned data can be retrieved by the entity responsible for the installation, revealing no personally identifying information of any kind. Cookies are harmless text files that ease the browsing experience, improve communication between the users’ computer and the network, make it possible to exactly meet the users’ demands and not only identify but also resolve any errors that may occur.
Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, many downloadable items, need logins, and have other interactive features.
When accessing certain websites first time, users are asked to accept cookies as an agreement to the use and storage of cookies on the site. Unless otherwise stated, cookies will be installed while browsing the website.
Users can prevent cookies from being stored by modifying their browser settings. Should they decide to do so, the browsing experience may not be as expected and some areas might not be safe enough. The desired content can be found in the user’s guide to the browser.
There are various types of cookies.
Based on the managing entity
- First-party cookies: Cookies sent from a device/domain managed by the editor, providing the service requested by the user.
- Third-party cookies: Cookies sent from a device/domain that is managed by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies (social networks…).
Based on the amount of time they remain activated
- Session cookies: they remain in the cookie file temporarily, while the user is using the website.
- Persistent cookies: they remain stored every time the user accesses the website.
Based on their purpose
- Technical cookies: they are necessary for the user to browse and surf the website.
- Functionality cookies: they allow the user to access the site with certain features predefined according to the user’s criteria.
- Analytical cookies: they track and analyse the behaviour of users and elaborate statistics.
- Advertising cookies: they manage the advertising content and the frequency with which ads are shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: they customize the adverts shown based on the users’ behaviour.
- Safety cookies: they improve the website’s safety.
What type of Cookies are used by www.humboldtseeds.net?
|__utma||Third-party analytical cookie||It stores unidentified information about the user (visited sites, number of visits, duration of the visits…)|
|__utmb||Third-party analytical cookie||It shows the users’ pageviews and how they got there.|
|__utmc||Third-party analytical cookie||It shows the users’ pageviews and how they got there.|
|__utmz||Third-party analytical cookie||It shows the users’ pageviews and how they got there.|
|_icl_current_language||First-party functionality cookie||It shows the user’s favourite browsing language.|
|hso_legal_age_message_accepted||First-party technical cookie||It shows the user has declared to be of legal age in their country.|
|PHPSESSID||First-party technical cookie||It is a session identifier. It contributes to the proper functioning of the shopping cart and the users’ sessions (data and order history)|
|woocommerce_cart_hash||First-party technical cookie||It contributes to the proper functioning of the shopping cart.|
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||First-party technical cookie||It contributes to the proper functioning of the shopping cart. It displays the number of items included in it.|
|wordpress_test_cookie||First-party technical cookie||Thanks to it, it is possible to know if the user’s browser is set up so it accepts Humboldt Seed Organization’s cookies.|
Is it possible to disable or delete Cookies?
Cookies can be customized from your browser’s settings, and even disabled or limited. The steps to take to do so are different in every web browser and are clearly explained in the user’s guide. Here is a short summary of how to get there depending on your browser:
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> General -> Delete.
- Chrome: Settings -> Show Advanced Settings -> Privacy -> Content Settings.
- Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
- Safari: Preferences ->Privacy.