June 28, 2020
About cookies and local storage
Like many other websites, this website and the included third party content rely on storing data in cookies and browser’s local storage.
According to Wikipedia, an HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is 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 are sent to their originating server on each request made by the browser.
According to Wikipedia, browser’s local storage can also contain data but is only available for client-side scripting. The data available in local storage is not automatically transmitted to the server in every HTTP request. However, this can be achieved with explicit client side scripts.
Cloudflare _cfduid cookie
This website is served through Cloudflare CDN infrastructure and therefore requires the use of
_cfduid cookie.According to Cloudflare documentation:
_cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers’ End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.
_cfduid cookie collects and anonymizes End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified. The cookie is a session cookie that expires after 30 days.
_cfduid cookie does not:
- allow for cross-site tracking,
- follow users from site to site by merging various
_cfduididentifiers into a profile, or
- correspond to any user ID in a Customer’s web application.
Read more on Cloudflare website
Cookieless anonymized Google Analytics
This website relies an Google Analytics to gather analytics data, it has been configured to avoid collecting personal data by disabling cookies, not storing end user id and anonymizing IP addresses.
clientId) is sent to Google nor stored anywhere.
Also, following Google Analytics documentation, IP addresses are anonymized when collecting analytics data.
Embedded third party content cookie or local storage