Darklingimages.com makes use of anonymous information about the visitors to our website for analytics purposes. This information is completely anonymous and is used for the purposes of determining metrics such as the number of pages visited in a session, and the length of time spent on each page. This information helps us to determine that the contents of the site are useful to our visitors, and helping to address what they are looking for by visiting our site. Again, this information is completely anonymous.
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For Google Analytics cookies, Google provide a tool which allows you to specify that you don’t want to accept their cookies, not just for our site, but for all sites which use Google Analytics. You can obtain the Google Analytics opt-out tool here.
Cookies used on Darkling Images
|w3tc_referrer||Cat. 2||Session||This is used by the W3 Total Cache software for user agent group detection and consistency of sessions. This cookie is anonymous, and is deleted as soon as you close your web browser. It is created by a plugin for the WordPress platform called W3 Total Cache. This software improves the website for our visitors by making the pages load as fast as possible.|
|__qca||Cat. 2||5 years||This anonymous cookie is used for analytics purposes. The cookie may use your "computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics" in order to "analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Quantcast.com Site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services."|
|__utma||Cat. 2||2 years||This anonymous cookie is used for analytics purposes. This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.|
|__utmb||Cat. 2||30 minutes||This anonymous cookie is used for analytics purposes. This cookie is used to establish and continue the user session on our site. When you view a page on the site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time you visit a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.|
|__utmc||Cat. 2||Session||This anonymous cookie is used for analytics purposes. This cookie is no longer used but was originally for tracking code to determine session status. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.|
|__utmz||Cat. 2||6 months||This anonymous cookie is used for analytics purposes. This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, etc. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view of the site.|