- What cookies are all about (a brief/generalized definition)
- How they are used for this site
- What specific cookies are used on UGH! Media
- The information that gets collected through cookies
- How that information gets used
- Cookie preference control options
What are cookies?
In general, Cookies are small text files used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website loads on your browser and help us make the website function correctly, make it more secure, provide a better user experience, understand how the website performs, and analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
For the most part, this website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes.
First-party cookies are primarily necessary for website functionality function and do not collect personally identifiable (PII) data.
Third-party cookies help us better understand website performance, how visitors interact with pages and posts, keep our services secure, and provide relevant advertisements. Overall, the goal is to help provide a better user experience and help speed up future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which website pages you have previously visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Our website displays advertisements. These cookies get used to personalize ads displayed or shown to you on our site to help make them better targeted to your preferences. These cookies also allow us to keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. Third-party ad providers may also use the information stored in these cookies to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. For example, some functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.
These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences to have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
New cookie technology is frequently being developed or, for existing technology, updated. Sometimes when new versions get released, there may be a limited amount of information initially available. In addition, occasionally, certain cookies may only be used or only function appropriately on specific browser versions or devices.
Furthermore, the below list details all of the cookies currently used (as of July 15, 2021) on UGH! Media’s website.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
|__cf_bm||This cookie is set by CloudFlare. The cookie is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.|
|__cfduid for ughmedia.com||This cookie is used by CDN services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.|
|__cfduid from cloudflare.com||This cookie is used by CDN services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.|
|__gads||This cookie is set by Google and stored under the name dounleclick.com. This cookie is used to track how many times users see a particular advert which helps in measuring the success of the campaign and calculate the revenue generated by the campaign. These cookies can only be read from the domain that it is set on so it will not track any data while browsing through another sites.|
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_ga_W0L72RWCDW||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_94083637_1||This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.|
|_gat_UA-94083637-1||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.|
|AWSALB||AWSALB is a cookie generated by the Application load balancer in the Amazon Web Services. It works slightly different from AWSELB.|
|AWSALBCORS||This cookie is used for load balancing services provded by Amazon inorder to optimize the user experience. Amazon has updated the ALB and CLB so that customers can continue to use the CORS request with stickness.|
|brwsr||This cookie is set by the provider Impact Radius. This cookie is used for affiliate marketing.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||This cookies is set by GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress Plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Others".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|DSID||This cookie is setup by doubleclick.net. This cookie is used by Google to make advertising more engaging to users and are stored under doubleclick.net. It contains an encrypted unique ID.|
|FCCDCF||Cookie for Google Funding Choices API which allows for functionality specific to consent gathering for things like GDPR consent and CCPA opt-out.|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|test_cookie||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
In addition, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. However, you can change the cookie settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies.
Although we specialize in digital solutions, as of Jan. 1, 2019, we no longer accept individual service requests. However, we do take inquiries/questions (see Contact Us page for more info).
Please note, this post does not establish a UGH! Media-client relationship. It is for informational purposes only. For additional info, please refer to our disclaimer.