What are cookies?
A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored in your browser to record your navigation of a website. When you revisit that website, the cookies help the site to present options to you based upon the stored information about your last visit. You can normally alter the settings of your browser to prevent acceptance of cookies.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
monitor site user traffic patterns and site usage. This helps us to understand how our users use our websites so that we can develop and improve the design, layout and functionality of the sites; help us to show you information we think you will be interested in; and maintain your login session between visits.
Cookies in our content:
The types of cookies are explained below:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to use the site effectively for creating or sponsoring a project, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our site cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or tracking where you have been on the internet. These include sessionid and csrftoken.
These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our site. For example they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. We use Google analytics for this purpose (see later). All information these cookies collect will be aggregated and therefore remain anonymous. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor and will only used to improve how our site works. These include __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz.
Third Party Cookies
These allow use of third party services. These are the third party cookies we may set on some of our pages:
Google analytics allows us to improve the performance of our software. Data about users is aggregated, and does not identify you personally.
Some projects might include in their projects images from Dropbox or other hosting sites. In that case, there may also be .dropbox cookies set on those pages.
This Cookie enables us to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables us to see how our users move between devices when accessing our web site and Facebook, to ensure that our Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the our web site. For further information about the Facebook Pixel please see: Facebook's description here.
Social Media Cookies
On pages where we provide a panel including social media links, cookies will be set from *.facebook.com, *.google.com, *.twitter.com. These are used for tracking sessions, and improving the user experience. Some of them may be used to track the user across sites.
How to reject cookies
To reject cookies, read about how to adjust the privacy settings on your browser. Rejecting all cookies means that you will not be able to take full advantage of all our features. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org