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Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Twitter
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

You can prevent the use of these cookies by not accepting them, however it will affect your use of this website. 

External functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by external providers. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube videos
  • Vimeo videos
  • Twitter embeds
  • Social share buttons

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these external providers.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the platforms such as Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by the social media platform you use to share our content. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. To keep things simple, we are only using social share buttons from Facebook, twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn and Pinterest:

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to be able to spend our time on content creation rather than code fiddling. 

We use Google Analytics  to track visits to our website. IP addresses are anonymised and no personal identifiable information is collected. 

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you have concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.


Detailed List of Cookies

Last updated on 14/05/2018

If you’d like to dig into the nuts and bolts of the cookies we use, this list shows what we currently serve on the site, both from and from external providers. This list is dynamically generated from a spread sheet and will be updated when appropriate.

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euCookieStrictly NecessaryCreates eu cookie consent banner. Revokes cookies on requestninjabeaver.netPersistent until revokedIn order to comply with the EU cookie law, this remembers if you have accepted cookies so that the site can be browsed without any missing content or functionality.
__EC_TEST__PerfomanceUsed to remember if the user is accessing the website on a computer or mobile deviceninjabeaver.net1 Session
playerFunctionalityUsed to play videos served from Vimeo.vimeo.com12 monthsWhen you visit a webpage with a Vimeo video, Vimeo may place a number of cookies in your browser. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. You can find out more about each cookie by viewing the Vimeo Cookie Policy
langPerformanceHelps us to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language.cdn.syndication.twimg.comPersistent
_twitter_sessFunctionalityUsed to show Twitter feed embedded on website.twitter.com1 sessionThis is a third party cookie taken from We have opted out of 'tailoring twitter' to help prevent your personal information from being used. To find out more, please refer to Twitter's Privacy Policy.
FunctionalitySet for Twitter integration and social sharing..twitter.com2 years
external_refererFunctionalitySet for Twitter integration and social sharing..twitter.com1 week
ct0FunctionalitySet for Twitter integration and social sharing..twitter.com24 hrs
FunctionalitySocial Sharing to Reddit.reddit.com2 years
FunctionalitySocial Sharing to Reddit.reddit.com1 month
edgebucketFunctionalitySocial Sharing to Reddit.reddit.com24hrs
pcFunctionalitySocial Sharing to Reddit.reddit.com1 year
JSESSIONIDFunctionalitySocial sharing to LinkedIn while logged Persistent
langFunctionalityHelps to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language..linkedin.comPersistent
bcookieFunctionalitySocial sharing to LinkedIn.linkedin.com2 years
bscookieFunctionalitySocial sharing to 2 years
FunctionalitySocial sharing to 1 session
langFunctionalitySocial sharing to Persistent
RTFunctionalitySocial sharing to LinkedIn.linkedin.com1 session
G_ENABLED_IDPSFunctionalityForms part of (Wordpress) Jetpack commenting.public-api.wordpress.comPersistent
hc_post_asFunctionalityForms part of (Wordpress) Jetpack commenting.wordpress.com1 week
FunctionalityForms part of (Wordpress) Jetpack commenting.wordpress.com12 months
FunctionalityForms part of Wordpress commentingninjabeaver.net2 years
wordpress_test_cookieFunctionalityLogin cookie for website administratorsninjabeaver.netsession
wordpress_sec_FunctionalityLogin cookie for website administratorsninjabeaver.net2 weeks
wordpress_logged_in_FunctionalityAfter login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you're logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.ninjabeaver.net2 weeks
wp-settings-1FunctionalitySets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is the individual user ID from the users database table.This is used to customize their view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.ninjabeaver.net1 year
wp-settings-time-1FunctionalityWordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is the individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize their view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.ninjabeaver.net1 year
PerformanceThese cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.

Data collected by Google Analytics is anonymised.
Google analytics 1 week

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