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Privacy policy

This page applies to the web site DavidWoxberg.com (http:/davidwoxberg.com/).

Cookies

Cookies are text files that web browsers store on the user’s computer. Like many other web sites, davidwoxberg.com uses cookies. Wikipedia has more information about cookies here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

You can reject and/or remove cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Exactly how to select the appropriate settings depends on which web browser you use. The web site AboutCookies.org contains instructions about how to control and delete cookies in a number of different web browsers.

While I do try to minimize the need for cookies on this web site, some cookies are necessary in order to enable certain functionality. I use Google Analytics, a service that makes it possible to analyze web traffic data, in order to be able to make more informed decisions when it comes to developing the web site.

About Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How Google Analytics uses cookies

The following is an explanation of the cookies that Google Analytics may set. The name of each cookie is written with bold text, followed by a brief description of the cookie in question.

__utmb
This cookie is used in order to start a session.

The __utmb cookie expires after 30 minutes, starting from the time it was set or updated.

__utma
This cookie gives the web browser an ID.

The cookie expires after two years, starting from the time it was set or updated.

__utmz
This cookie is used to check how the visitor came to the web site (for example, through a search engine).

The cookie expires after six months, starting from the time it was set or updated.

___utmv
This cookie makes it possible to track information based on custom variables in Google Analytics.

The cookie expires after two years, starting from the time it was set or updated.

___utmx
This cookie is written on web pages that use the tool Google Website Optimizer.

The cookie expires after two years, starting from the time it was set or updated.

The descriptions above are based on the information on the following page, which I recommend if you want to know more about how cookies are used by Google Analytics:
http://code.google.com/intl/sv-SE/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

How to opt out from Google Analytics

If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you may want to take a look at the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (which is in beta at the time of writing). That add-on is located here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Another alternative is to reject cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your web browser. Exactly how to do this depends on which web browser you use. The web site AboutCookies.org contains instructions about how to control and delete cookies in a number of different web browsers.

Wptouch

This website uses the plugin WPtouch in order to show a mobile-adapted theme to visitors who access this website on mobile phones (such as an iPhone).

This plugin uses a cookie called wptouch_switch_toggle. This cookie is related to a graphical on/off switch that the mobile user can toggle in order to turn the mobile-adapted theme off or on. If cookies are rejected on the user’s device, meaning that the wptouch_switch_toggle cookie is not set, then the graphical on/off switch does not function correctly.

The wptouch_switch_toggle cookie expires one year after it has been set.