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What Are Cookies?

A “cookie” is a small file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive or your mobile device while you are browsing a website. Cookies are used by nearly all websites, and do not harm your system.

Cookies allow information to be passed from one page of a website to another. This is very important in ensuring the website works properly.

Cookies are also used to track your browser’s website browsing history. They do not, however, record your personal information.

You can normally alter the settings of your browser to prevent acceptance of cookies. Please note that restricting or blocking cookies will impact on the functionality of Aviation Photo Gallery Blog, and it will not work properly.

Types Of Cookies

First-Party Cookies

First-Party Cookies are created by the website the user is visiting.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-Party Cookies are created by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting.

Session Cookies

Session Cookies are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.

Websites typically use session cookies to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within one site, and that any information you have entered is remembered. Without a cookie, every time you open a new web page the server where that page is stored will treat you like a completely new visitor. For example, if an e-commerce site did not use session cookies then items placed in a shopping basket would disappear by the time you reach the checkout.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent Cookies remain on your computer when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. Aviation Photo Gallery Blog use persistent cookies for Google Analytics (see section on Google Analytics).

Managing Or Blocking Cookies

You can manage or block the cookies set by Aviation Photo Gallery Blog, or any other website, should you wish to do so. You can do this through your browser settings, using the Help function within your browser. Even if you have consented to accept cookies, you can withdraw your initial consent at any time.

For detailed information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers, you can visit If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone, you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.

Google Analytics

Aviation Photo Gallery Blog uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using Aviation Photo Gallery Blog, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies Used on Aviation Photo Gallery Blog

Cookie Type Duration Description
PHPSESSID First-Party End of browser session A PHP session makes data accessible across the various pages of the website. A cookie called PHPSESSID is automatically sent to your computer to store unique session information.
First-Party 1 year from set/update Used to indicate that a visitor has accepted Aviation Photo Gallery Blog’s cookie policy.
__utma First-Party 2 years from set/update Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users and sessions.
__utmb First-Party 30 mins from set/update Google Analytics: Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.
__utmc First-Party End of browser session Google Analytics: Expires when the user closes their browser.
__utmt First-Party 10 minutes Google Analytics: Used to throttle the request rate for the service, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
__utmz First-Party    



If you don’t wish any or all of these cookies to remain on your computer or mobile device after you have visited Aviation Photo Gallery Blog, you can delete them manually. Please use the Help function within your browser, or consult the manual of your manual device.

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