Last updated 21 October 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. We may use technologies like cookies and local storage to deliver and secure services.
There are several different types of cookie. These are the most common ones:
Session cookie A session cookie only lasts for the duration of the user’s website visit. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
Persistent cookie A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its maximum age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.
Secure cookie A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.
First-party cookie First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser's address bar.
Third-party cookie Third-party cookies are cookies set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain - e.g. Google Maps or YouTube). Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Escorts⁺ Guide
- Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and help ensure the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided. We want you to understand these essential cookies, and why we use them, but your consent is not required for us to use them on our website as we use these cookies only to provide you with services that you have requested.
- Third-party cookies are cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by business partners providing a service for Escorts⁺ Guide, for example: Tribe community platform.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
Can I turn off cookies?
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete all cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website for these reasons.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally, you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third-party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.