Last modified date: September 30, 2020
Why we’re using cookies
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Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
What are cookies
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Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We also classify cookies as first-party or third-party cookies. Here, a first-party cookie refers to a cookie we created for Webcams-XL and third party cookies is a cookie placed on your device by a Webcams-XL business partner or other third party.
List of cookies used by Webcams-XL
Cookies strictly necessary for providing the service
- _pinklabel_session - User session
- age_check_agree - Used to check if a user has confirmed that they are at least 18 years of age.
- dark_mode - Used to check if the theme's dark mode should be enabled
Cookies which are not strictly necessary for providing the service
- _ga - This cookie is installed by Google Analytics and used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
- _gid - This cookie is installed by Google Analytics and store and update a unique value for each page visited.
- _gat_gtag_UA_* - This cookie is installed by Google Analytics for tracking the site.
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