Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies.

We use cookies to personalise content and advertisements, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device 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.

How do we use cookies?

We make use of cookies to help manage our site and for your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to collect analytics of ‘non-personal’ visitor activity outlines, manage personal preferences, provide relevant or timely information to you, or target advertisements.

Type of Cookies

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

The specific type of cookies we use on our site are listed below (cookie declaration last updated on 17/05/2018 by Cookiebot).

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Type Expire
_cfduid gaystarnews.com Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. HTTP 1 year

 

Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Type Expire
_ga gaystarnews.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. HTTP 2 years Opt Out
_gat gaystarnews.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. HTTP Session Opt Out
_gid gaystarnews.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. HTTP Session Opt Out
_pinterest_cm pinterest.com Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services. HTTP 1 year Opt Out

 

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across the website. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

pcs/activeviewgooglesyndication.comUnclassified.PixelSessionOpt Outpixel.gifmoatads.comUnclassifiedPixelSessionOpt Outr/collectdoubleclick.netUnclassifiedPixelSessionOpt Outrsidrubiconproject.comRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.HTTPSessionOpt Outtest_cookiedoubleclick.netUsed to check if user’s browser supports cookies.HTTPSessionOpt Outtrfacebook.comUnclassifiedPixelSessionOpt Out

 

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Type Expire
_ab12# gaystarnews.com Pending HTTP 2 years Opt Out
_asc gaystarnews.com This cookie is used to collect information on consumer behaviour, which is sent to Alexa Analytics – Alexa Analytics is an Amazon company. HTTP Session Opt Out
_auc gaystarnews.com This cookie is used to collect information on consumer behaviour, which is sent to Alexa Analytics – Alexa Analytics is an Amazon company. HTTP 1 year Opt Out
_widgetsettings twitter.com Pending HTTP Persistent Opt Out
audit rubiconproject.com Pending HTTP 1 year Opt Out
_gads gaystarnews.com Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user. HTTP 2 years Opt Out
fr facebook.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time binding from third-party advertisers. HTTP 3 month Opt Out
GoogleAdServingTest gaystarnews.com Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user. HTTP Session Opt Out
GPS youtube.com Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. HTTP Session Opt Out
IDE doubleclick.net Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. HTTP 2 years Opt Out
impression.php/# facebook.com Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button. Pixel Session Opt Out
khaos rubiconproject.com Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network. HTTP 1 year Opt Out
local_storage_support_test twitter.com Pending HTML Persistent Opt Out
NID google.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. HTTP 6 months Opt Out
pcs/activeview googlesyndication.com Pending Pixel Session Opt Out
pcs/view doubleclick.net Pending Pixel Session Opt Out
r/collect doubleclick.net This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Pixel Session Opt Out
rsid rubiconproject.com Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, websites visited, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movements on websites that use the same ad network HTTP Session Opt Out
sessionKey accounts.google.com Pending HTML Persistent Opt Out
test_cookie doubleclick.net Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies HTTP Session Opt Out
tr facebook.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. Pixel Session Opt Out
trackedURL accounts.google.com Pending HTML Session Opt Out
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos HTTP Session Opt Out
YSC youtube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen HTTP Session Opt Out
yt.innertube::nextID youtube.com Pending HTML Persistent Opt Out
yt.innertube::requests youtube.com Pending HTML Session Opt Out
yt-remote-cast-installed youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session Opt Out
yt-remote-connected-devices youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Persistent Opt Out
yt-remote-device-id youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Persistent Opt Out
yt-remote-fast-check-period youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session Opt Out
yt-remote-session-app youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session Opt Out
yt-remote-session-name youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session Opt Out

 

Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Type Expire
_widgetsettings https Unclassified HTTP Persistent Opt Out
_asc gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTTP Session Opt Out
_auc gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTTP 1 year Opt Out
_smb_api_session api.at.getsocial.io Unclassified HTTP Session Opt Out
address_bar_tracking gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTTP Persistent Opt Out
atrk.gif certify.alexametrics.com Unclassified Pixel Session Opt Out
ckid yieldoptimizer.com Unclassified HTTP 2 Years Opt Out
cktst yieldoptimizer.com Unclassified HTTP 2 Years Opt Out
gs_chn_id api.at.getsocial.io Unclassified HTTP Session Opt Out
gs_trk_id api.at.getsocial.io Unclassified HTTP Session Opt Out
gs_user_id api.at.getsocial.io Unclassified HTTP 6 months Opt Out
gsHideBar gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTTP Session Opt Out
gdpr[allowed_cookies] gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTTP 1 year Opt Out
gdpr[consent_types] gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTTP 1 year Opt Out
local_storage_support_test https Unclassified HTML Persistent Opt Out
LSW_WEB api.at.getsocial.io Unclassified HTTP Session Opt Out
ps/analytics tag.yieldoptimizer.com Unclassified Pixel Session Opt Out
sessionKey gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTML Persistent Opt Out
trackedUrl gaystarnews.com Unclassified HTML Session Opt Out