What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer by a website to store a small amount of information. They cannot be used to identify you and they cannot be used to put viruses or malware on your computer. For more information we suggest reading the Wikipedia article and the BBC’s guide to cookies.
First Party Cookies
These are cookies we set and we are in control of.
- PHPSESSID: This cookie will be set when you are browsing our blog. This is used to remember whether you have logged in. No personal information is stored.
Third Party Cookies
Storm is aware of the following 3rd party cookies being set:
- __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz: These are set by Google Analytics, a service which lets us collect usage data about our website. All data is collected anonymously and presented in aggregate.
- guest_id: This is set by Twitter when we request our latest tweet to show you on our home page.
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Preventing cookies from being set will likely degrade your browsing experience and cause many websites and features to not work correctly.
For information on how to manage cookies in various browsers and on different devices visit www.aboutcookies.org.