A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
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.
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.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the ICARUS website.
The names of the cookies and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below.
|Cookie Name||Type||Description||3rd Party||Necessary?|
|_ga||persistent||Used to distinguish users||Google Analytics||yes|
|_gid||persistent||Used to distinguish users||Google Analytics||yes|
|_gat||persistent||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>||Google Analytics||yes|
|cookie_notice_accepted||persistent||This is the name of the cookie generated by Cookie Notice for GDPR once a user clicked the ‘Approve‘-button||GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin||yes|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary/cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||persistent / persistent||Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.||GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin||yes|
|viewed_cookie_policy||persistent||Is the primary cookie that records the user consent for the usage of the cookies upon accept and reject. It doesn’t track any personal data and is set only upon user action(accept/reject).||GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin||yes|
|wordpress_test_cookie||session||Tests that the browser accepts cookies.||WordPress||yes|