What are cookies and how are they used?
Cookies enable websites to remember a visitor's browsing activity. This can include where a visitor has clicked on web pages as well as important information such as a user's log in name. On our site, your browsing activity (which is held in these cookies) is subsequently sent back to our website by your browser so that this information can be used to deliver 'tailored' web pages to make your use of our site more personal. For example, on our site, if you subscribe to our Newsletter then the Sign-up widget will then disappear.
There are different types of cookies:
- Persistent Cookies will allow our site to recognise you when you return to our site another time. This provides us with useful analytics that help us to optimise our website and your visits.
- Session Cookies exist just for the life of your current visit whilst you have your browser open. They are not stored on your hard disk and are erased when you exit your web browser.
At Codehouse we use the following cookies:
- Persistent: _utma/b/z for Google Analytics, SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE for Sitecore analytics, _unam for social sharing.
- Session: ASP.NET_SessionId, _utmc for Google Analytics, SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE for Sitecore analytics.
Pardot Cookies and Activity Tracking
Pardot sets first-party cookies for tracking purposes, and sets third-party cookies for redundancy. Pardot cookies don’t store personally identifying information, only a unique identifier.
Pardot sets the following cookies:
- visitor_id<accountid> - The visitor cookie includes a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for our Pardot account. This cookie is set for visitors to our website by our Pardot tracking code.
- pi_opt_in<accountid> - If Tracking Opt-in preferences is enabled, the pi_opt_in cookie is set with a true or false value when you opt in or out of tracking. If you opt in, the value is set to true, and you are cookied and tracked. If you opt out or ignore the opt-in banner, the opt-in cookie value is set to false. The visitor cookie is disabled, and you are not tracked.
- visitor_id<accountid>-hash - The visitor hash cookie contains the account ID and stores a unique hash. This cookie is a security measure to make sure that a malicious user can’t fake a visitor from Pardot and access corresponding prospect information.
- lpv<accountid> - This LPV cookie is set to keep Pardot from tracking multiple page views on a single asset over a 30-minute session. For example, if you reload a landing page several times over a 30-minute period, this cookie keeps each reload from being tracked as a page view.
- pardot - A session cookie named pardot is set in your browser while our staff are logged in to Pardot as a user or when you access a form, landing page, or page with Pardot tracking code. The cookie denotes an active session and isn’t used for tracking.
Manually managing cookies.
There are a number of ways you can manually manage cookies on your computer/device. If you access the Internet from more than one computer/device it is important to ensure each browser is configured to suit your cookie preferences. If you wish to block all cookies all the time you can set your browser to do this. Find out how to manually configure your browser settings.
It is important to note that blocking cookies may result in some parts of our site not working properly. This may affect your browsing experience.