Cookie Policy

 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website to “remember” your preferences or actions over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. A website owner can set specific cookies on their website or it may be a Third Party cookie which collects data regarding website analytics such as Google Analytics.

Further information on cookies can be found at; http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

 

What are the types of cookies that we have on our website?

This site uses 2 different types of cookies:

  • Session Cookies
  • Third Party Cookies – such as Google Analytics

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not persistently stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it – for instance during a registration process. Session cookies are generally erased when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This allows the site to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

Cookies used on https://www.monart.pixelpod.ie/

 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to create reports on the activity of our website. For example we use it  to calculate the number of users who visit our website and how long they stay on the website. We also use the analytics to discover how a user arrived on our website for example via a direct search or via link from Twitter. This information helps identify what aspects of the website is working well and how we can improve the overall user experience on the website. We do not acquire any personal information from Google Analytics.

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gid

24 hours

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

1 minute

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

AMP_TOKEN

30 seconds to 1 year

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

_gac_<property-id>

90 days

Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.

 

Cookie Name

Default Expiration Time

Description

__utma

2 years from set/update

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

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

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

__utmc

End of browser session

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

__utmz

6 months from set/update

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.

 

Security Plugins

Cookies used by security plugins on our website;

Live Traffic” cookie: determine if someone is a human or bot, identify repeat visitors and display this in the Live Traffic feed.
Country Blocking: you can choose to use a cookie to bypass Country Blocking.
Session cookie: remember if someone is a logged in user (confirming which user role they have) to prevent them from getting blocked by accident while working in WordPress admin.

 

BRUTE FORCE LOGIN ATTACK PREVENTION

Instantly block Brute Force Login Attacks via our special Cookie-Based Brute Force Login Prevention feature. This firewall functionality will block all login attempts from people and bots.