Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

__cfduid Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. Used by our security layer.
_gat Used to throttle request rate on the Google Analytics platform.
_ga Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform.
_gid Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform.
_okbk Set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors.
_okdetect Set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors.
_oklv Set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Used to improve caching of software.
_ok Set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Contains a site identifier, used for security purposes.
_readCookie This cookie is used to establish if the visitor has clicked the dismiss button on the cookie dialog and keeps it hidden if true.
_hblid Set by Olark Live Chat software. Identifies a unique visitor between visits
_olfsk Set by Olark Live Chat software. Maintains message history across pages
_wcsid Set by Olark Live Chat software. A session identifier used to keep track of a single chat session
DSID Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes
IDE For non-Google sites to customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search
XSRF-TOKEN The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
_gat_gtag_UA_81028933_1 Associated with Google Universal Analytics used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform
guidelines_session The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
skimCSP Used to track affiliate product sales.
skimGUID Used to track affiliate product sales.
skimORIGIN Used to track affiliate product sales.
skimSESS Used to track affiliate product sales.
_gat_gtag_UA_25261821_1 Associated with Google Universal Analytics used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you decline cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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