Cookies on Gamescribes’ website

We take your privacy very seriously. Gamescribes does not actively track you as an individual, please refer to the privacy policy section for more info.

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customize your experience. This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by the Gamescribes’ website, how to switch cookies off in your browser and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on the Gamescribes’ website, please contact us.

What are ‘cookies’?

Cookies a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses and passwords.

How does the Gamescribes’ website use cookies?

Gamescribes’ website may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
  • Site performance cookies
  • Functionality cookies

Strictly necessary cookies (1)

They are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Site performance cookies (2)

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the Gamescribes’ website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. They collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website, they don’t contain personal information, and are used to improve your user experience of a website.

Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor our website to you.  For example, if you set your language, we use cookies to save your language preference.

 

Cookies Table

 

Name Type Description Duration
wordpress_logged_in_

1

Cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

1 year since created

wordpress_test_cookie

 1

Used on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled

Until end of session

wp-settings-X

 1

The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

1 year since created

wp-settings-time-X

 1

The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

1 year since created

wordpress_X 1 Cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area Until end of session
_ga  2  This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years since created
_gat  2  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 10 minutes since created
_gid  2 This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. 2 days since created

 

  •  More information on WordPress Cookies, here.
  • More information on Google Analytics Cookies, here.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

User agreement

By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.

For more information, please read our privacy policy carefully.