What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.

Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in.

The tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories – a potential privacy concern. European law requires all websites targeting European Union member states gain "informed consent" from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.

Which cookies are used on contentexchange.me?

Application cookies


Cookie Domain Purpose Lifetime Company
allow_cookies contentexchange.me Indication that the user agrees with the use of cookies 1 year IRV
cx_id contentexchange.me User ID 2 years IRV

Website traffic analysis


Cookie Domain Purpose Lifetime Company
_ga contentexchange.me website traffic analysis 2 years Google Analytics
_pk* contentexchange.me Piwiki website traffic analysis various IRV

Advertising cookies


Cookie Domain Purpose Lifetime Company
_gat* contentexchange.me Advertising network Double click / Google 30 minutes Google
* adform.net Advertising network Adform various - max 2 years Adform
* ox.vsn.si Ad server VSN various - max 1 year VSN
* ox.irv.si Ad server IRV various - max 1 year IRV
* doubleclick.net, google.com Advertising network DoubleClick 1 month Google
* (my)switchads.com Advertising network SwitchAds various - max 30 years SwitchAds
* casalmedia.com, eqads.com Advertising network CasalMedia various - max 1 year CasalMedia
* pubmatic.com Advertising network Pubmatic various - max 2 years Pubmatic
* criteo.com Advertising network Criteo various Criteo
* adnxs.com Advertising network AdNexus various AdNexus
* smartadserver.com Advertising network SmartAdServer various SmartAdServer

Only the most frequent cookies are listed. Other advertising cookies may also occur.

Social networks and web services


Cookie Domain Purpose Lifetime Company
* disqus.com web service Disqus various Disqus
* vimeo.com web service Vimeo various Vimeo
* youtube.com web service YouTube various Youtube
* twitter.com social network Twitter various Twitter
* pinterest.com social network Pinterest various Pinterest
* facebook.com social network Facebook various Facebook
* plus.google.com Google + various Google

Only the most frequent cookies are listed. Cookies from other social networks and web services may also occur.

How to disable cookies

You can choose in your browser settings whether you allow saving cookies to your device. Follow one of the links below.

If you completely disable cookies, some website features may not be available (e.g. login)