Cookie Policy


Like many other websites, Post&Parcel uses tiny text files called “cookies” that may be stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone in order to recall user preferences. On this page, you can find information about what cookies are, how Post&Parcel uses them, and how you can switch cookies of within your browser.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed onto your computer by the websites that you visit. They are used to make websites work, to improve their efficiency, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits. Your web browser can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them. We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org. We use the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of Post&Parcel. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the website, and to use online forms.
  • Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around Post&Parcel when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Marketing cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to Post&Parcel. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.

By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.

Controlling Cookies

If you do wish to prevent your computer or mobile phone from accepting cookies, you should be able to do so from within the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. More information on switching off cookies within individual browsers can be found via these links:

For further concerns about cookies on Post&Parcel please contact the editor, Ian Taylor, by emailing [email protected]

Cookies on Post&Parcel

The table below explains the cookies we use on Post&Parcel and why.

 

Cookie (Name) Purpose
Cookie Policy (cookie_notice_accepted) This cookie is used to check if the user has accepted the cookie policy. Expiration in 1 month.
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga) These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Expiration varies up to 2 years.
YouTube (SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, _utma, _utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE) Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account. Expiration varies up to 2 years.
Google Maps (SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF) Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Expiration varies up to 1 year.
OpenX (OAID) This cookie is used by the Post&Parcel ad server software to manage which ads are placed on our website, and to capture clicks on those ads. Information is collected in anonymous form, and we do not use this data to deliver specific content, advertising or otherwise, to your browser. Expiration in 1 year.
PHP Session (PHPSESSID) This cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. Expiration on browser close.
ClousFlare (_cfduid) This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. Expiration in 5 years.
WordPress Test (wordpress_test_cookie) WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. Expiration on browser close.
WordPress Login Authentication (wordpress_xxxxx) WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area. Expiration on browser close.
WordPress Logged In (wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx) WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. Expiration on browser close.
WordPress Settings (wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxx) WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Expiration in 1 year.
Commenting (comment_author,comment_author_email,comment_author_url) WordPress sets these cookies purely for convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment. Expiration in 1 year.
Directory View (sabai_directory_view) This cookie is used by the Directory to save the last view mode selected by the user (List, Grid, or Map). Expiration on browser close.

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