What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in 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, passwords, and credit card numbers.
Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in.
The tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories – a potential privacy concern. European law requires all websites targeting European Union member states gain "informed consent" from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.
Which cookies are used on contentexchange.me?
|cx_id||contentexchange.me||User ID||2 years||IRV|
Website traffic analysis
|_ga||contentexchange.me||website traffic analysis||2 years||Google Analytics|
|_pk*||contentexchange.me||Piwiki website traffic analysis||various||IRV|
|_gat*||contentexchange.me||Advertising network Double click / Google||30 minutes|
|*||adform.net||Advertising network Adform||various - max 2 years||Adform|
|*||ox.vsn.si||Ad server VSN||various - max 1 year||VSN|
|*||ox.irv.si||Ad server IRV||various - max 1 year||IRV|
|*||doubleclick.net, google.com||Advertising network DoubleClick||1 month|
|*||(my)switchads.com||Advertising network SwitchAds||various - max 30 years||SwitchAds|
|*||casalmedia.com, eqads.com||Advertising network CasalMedia||various - max 1 year||CasalMedia|
|*||pubmatic.com||Advertising network Pubmatic||various - max 2 years||Pubmatic|
|*||criteo.com||Advertising network Criteo||various||Criteo|
|*||adnxs.com||Advertising network AdNexus||various||AdNexus|
|*||smartadserver.com||Advertising network SmartAdServer||various||SmartAdServer|
Only the most frequent cookies are listed. Other advertising cookies may also occur.
Social networks and web services
|*||disqus.com||web service Disqus||various||Disqus|
|*||vimeo.com||web service Vimeo||various||Vimeo|
|*||youtube.com||web service YouTube||various||Youtube|
|*||twitter.com||social network Twitter||various|
|*||pinterest.com||social network Pinterest||various|
|*||facebook.com||social network Facebook||various|
Only the most frequent cookies are listed. Cookies from other social networks and web services may also occur.
How to disable cookies
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- Internet Explorer 9+
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- WikiHow - Disable Cookies
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