Our [Privacy Policy](/privacy/) explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

NOTE: The legalese here is founded on [PRCPTION Travel’s open-source legal documents] (https://github.com/PRCPTION Travel/legalmattic) and is licensed under the [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).

### What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

### **How we use cookies**

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example). Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered WordPress.com user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account. For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

### **Where we place cookies**

We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:

* On our websites (including www.Perceptions.LIVE and www.PerceptionTravel.tv).

### **Types of Cookie**

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.

|Category of cookies|Why we use these cookies|
|—|—|
|Strictly Necessary|These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have an ecommerce functionality.|
|Functionality|These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.|
|Security|We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.|
|Analytics and Performance|Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.|
|Third Party / Embedded Content|Sites hosted on WordPress.com make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.|

### Examples

Below are examples of the cookies set by PRCPTION Travel, with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole network, whereas some are specific to individual services (e.g. WordPress.com, Longreads, etc). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties, such as our ads partners, is below. In addition, people and companies that use our services to publish or host their own sites may place additional cookies. We provide more information on these cookies below.

#### **Functionality**

|Cookie|Purpose|
|— |— |
|_longreads_prod_new|Authentication for Longreads.com Member accounts. Only active when logged in, on *.longreads.com domains.|
|akm_mobile|Stores whether a user has chosen to view the mobile version of a website.|
|botdlang|Used to track the language a user has selected to view popular blogs in.|
|landingpage_currency|Defines the currency displayed in WordPress.com landing pages.|
|pd_dashboard|Records last used folder in Polldaddy dashboard so it can be reopened upon user’s next visit.|
|PD_USER_AUTH|Login cookie used to identify Polldaddy user.|
|wordpress_logged_in*|Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.|
|wp-settings-{user_id}|Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.|
|wp_sharing_{id}|Tracks whether or not a user has already performed an action.|

#### **Security**

|Cookie|Purpose|
|— |— |
|csrftoken|Python/Ajax security cookie used on accounts.longreads.com.|

#### **Strictly Necessary**

|Cookie|Purpose|
|— |— |
|country_code|Used in order to determine whether or not the cookie banner should be shown. Set immediately on page load and retained for 6 hours to remember the visitor’s country.|
|sensitive_pixel_option|Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the cookie banner. Only set when the visitor clicks Accept.|
|twostep_auth|Set when the user is logged in using two factor authentication.|
|wordpress_test_cookie|Checks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.|

EU Cookie Law Banner

  • Cookie Name: eucookielaw
  • Purpose: Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.

Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative, and that our users may set additional cookies (such as Google Analytics), depending on the features they have chosen to enable or the plugins they have installed.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.   You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

We also recommend the Brave Browser.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy.