Cookie Use

At CABI we are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement discloses how CABI’s blogs use cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent by a website to your web browser, where it becomes stored for later retrieval; usually it is a text file which is placed in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive.

The cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that set up the cookie.

Most web browsers will accept cookies by default, but they can be set to reject cookies, either from all websites or from specific sites. You can also manually delete cookies from your web browser. These options are generally set through a “privacy” setting in your browser setup.

You can learn more about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to control cookies on a wide variety of browsers.

How we use cookies on our blog sites

We use cookies to recognise users after they have registered to use a website or paid for access to a website. On occasion, we permit third parties to place and read cookies on our customers’ browsers, in order to deliver information of relevance to the user.

Cookies will enable our web-sites to recognize the information you have consented to give and use it to present you with custom web pages. So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page, you might see a welcome page with your name on it. Some features on this site will not function if you do not allow cookies.

Cookies set by CABI on the blog

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JSESSIONID http://www.cabi.org Required if user authentication is used to enter our websites. randomly generated number when user exits browser
ASP.NET_SessionId http://www.cabi.org Set when requesting images from our main website. Cabi.org cookie policy randomly generated number when user exits browser
X-LI-IDC http://www.linkedin.com This cookie is set by the LinkedIn “share” and “follow us” button for authentication which we include on our Blog pages. linkedin privacy policy randomly generated number when user exits browser

Cookies set by WordPress

WordPress sets cookies to make a user’s online experience more customized. You can read more about WordPress privacy policy on their site.

You can also manage your ad preferences via the website Your Online Choices.

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PREF .google.com To remember Google users’ basic preferences. Google privacy policy randomly generated number 2 years
__qca .plantwise.org Cookie set by the Jetpack plugin from wordpress which allows us to view statistics in the WordPress Admin pages. Jetpack website Jetpack privacy policy randomly generated number 2 years
mc .quantserve.com The mc cookie set by quantserve appears to be related to advertising, and may track your behaviour on our website. It records unique numbers that identify your browser and interaction history. quantserve.com randomly generated number 5 years
uid .scorecardresearch.com scorecardresearch.com is a domain used by Comscore Beacon which is an analytics company that is part of a network of sites, cookies, and other technologies used to track you, what you do and what you click on, as you go from site to site, surfing the Web. Over time, sites like scorecardresearch.com can help make an online profile of you usually including the sites you visit, your searches, purchases, and other behaviour. Your profile can then be exchanged and sold between various companies like scorecardresearch.com as well as being sold to other advertisers and marketers. scorecardresearch.com privacy policy randomly generated number 2 years
UIDR 2 years
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