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- Enable visitors to register and log in to secure areas of our website.
- See how visitors navigate our website. This helps us improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily and identifying content on our website in which our users have the greatest interest.
- Distinguish between new visitors and users who have visited our website before.
- Generate anonymous statistical data such as the number of unique visitors to our website, how many visits our users make, which pages they visit and whether our visitors arrive at our website from a particular search engine or by using certain key words in their searches or following a particular link.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|cookieconsent_status||First party||One year||Used to determine the cookie consent status.|
|csrf_token||First party||Session||Used to help prevent cross-site request forgery attacks.|
|joomla_user_state||First party||Session||Used to determine when you are logged in to the website.|
|random alphanumeric 32-character string||First party||Session||Used to verify your secure connection to the website.|
|referrer_site||First party||Session||Used to validate a request to download protected content from the website.|
|__utma||Google Analytics||Two years; expiration date is reset after each visit||Used to track the number of unique visitors. Stores a unique visitor identifier, the date and time of the user’s first visit and the number of visits the user has made.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||30 minutes; reset after each page view||Used to register the date and time a visitor enters the website and the number of page views in the current visit.|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||End of each session or 30 minutes after last page view||Used to register the date and time a visitor leaves the website or closes his or her browser.|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||Six months; reset when traffic source changes||Used to keep track of the source of visitor traffic. The information it provides includes what search engine the visitor used, what link the visitor clicked on and what key word was used to arrive at the website. It records the visitor’s interaction with the website and transactions on the website and attributes the visit information to the source of the visit.|
|__utmv||Google Analytics||Two years||Used to keep track of visitors by attributes such as whether the visitor has visited the website before or registered as a customer.|
|__utm.gif||Google Analytics||Persistent||Used to process information required to create statistical reports.|
|__ga||Google Analytics||Persistent||Registers a unique identifier used to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.|
Cookies are used to generate statistical data and collect information in an anonymous form. We use this information to compile reports and help us improve the site. We do not sell, rent or share any of the personal information we collect with third parties.
When you visit our website, we log the IP address of the device you are using to allow you to connect with the server and browse the site. An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.
To improve our visitors’ browsing experience and analyze marketing trends, we use Google Analytics to collect certain online identifiers, including cookie identifiers, IP addresses and device identifiers and other information as more fully described above. The data is used in the aggregate and not to identify individual visitors.
We invoke an IP anonymization feature of Google Analytics to ensure that Google anonymizes the IP addresses it collects as soon as technically feasible so that the full IP address is never written to the memory of a device.
The retention period we set for any data we collect from Google Analytics is 38 months. Google will automatically delete historical data in excess of that period.
Your consent applies to the datavantage.com and support.dcrservers.net domains.
Effective May 25, 2018