What Is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file consisting of a unique combination of letters and numbers that is placed and stored on your browser or the hard drive of the electronic device you use when you access a website. Cookies contain information about you that is transferred to your computer’s or device’s hard drive. Some cookies are temporarily active only at the time you visit our website and disappear/are removed when you exit the website ("Single session" cookies), while other cookies are stored on your device for a certain period of time ("Persistent" or "Multi-session" cookies). When you return to a website you already visited and that had previously deposited a cookie on your device, the website may recognize you as a previous visitor.
Our Website May Use The Following Types of Cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are required to enable proper operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or contact us through our website.
Analytical/Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website and how much time they spend on our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily or update frequently visited areas of our website more regularly. These cookies may be third-party cookies to enable us to use external Analytical tracking services for our Website. Please see below more detailed information on the Third-Party cookies that we use and the Third Parties our Website uses.
Functionality Cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you as a unique visitor when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your website settings preferences.
Cookies that fall under one of the above categories are also classified as either First-Party Cookies or Third-Party Cookies.
First-Party Cookies. These are cookies set by our Website during your visit in order to preserve your settings while on our website.
Third-Party Cookies. These cookies are placed in your browser by a website or domain that is not our own Website or domain that you are currently visiting. More detail on Third-Party cookies is described below.
Below is additional information about the individual cookies we use:
Purpose: These are First-Party cookies set by IPCH International LLC on our Website and server to enhance visitor experience on our website and track visitor preferences in using website features.
First-Party Cookies used by our Website include:
__atrfs – Session. This is a First-Party AddThis cookie set by our Website and is used to allow easier sharing of website material to social networks. Expires thirty (30) minutes from session or update.
__atuvc – Persistent. This is a First-Party AddThis cookie set by our website and is used to update the counter which monitors the sharing of content via social media sites. Expires one (1) year from session or update.
__atuvs - Session. This is a First-Party AddThis cookie used by our Website to allow easier sharing of website material to social networks. Expires thirty (30) minutes from session or update.
dps_site_id – Session. Temporary expires at the close of the browser used to access our Website.
sc_is_visitor_unique – Persistent. This is a First-Party Statcounter visitor cookie that is set by our Website at the time of your visit to our Website. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). This cookie also stores a count of your returning visits to our Website. Expires two (2) years from session or update.
Origin:Proprietory – ipchinternational.com | IPCH International LLC - http://www.ipchinternational.com/contact.html
Purpose: GoDaddy is a Web Hosting Provider service that uses persistent cookies to monitor website performance during a website visit session.
Third-Party Cookies used on our Website by GoDaddy:
_tccl_visit - Persistent. This is a Third-Party cookie used by GoDaddy to monitor website performance.
_tccl_visitor - Persistent. This is a Third-Party cookie used by GoDaddy to monitor website performance.
* Time and date of visit
* IP address
* Browser and Operating System
* Device Information e.g. device type and screen size
* Referring Data e.g. a search engine link
Third-Party Cookies used on our Website by statcounter.com:
__cfduid – Persistent. This cookie is a Cloudfare cookie used by Statcounter to prevent DDOS attacks and speed up the loading of Statcounter. Expires one (1) year from setting or update.
is_unique – Persistent. This is a Third-Party Unique/Returning Cookie that holds data on your visits to our Website and is used solely to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on each website and to estimate your accumulated unique visits on our Website. No personal information identifying the user/visitor is stored in this cookie. Expires five (5) years from first visit or update.
is_visitor_unique – Persistent. This cookie is set by the website that you visit. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). Similarly to the is_unique cookie, this cookie also stores a count of your returning visits. Expires two (2) years from setting or update.
You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse Statcounter cookies here:
Origin: Third-Party – statcounter.com | Statcounter - https://statcounter.com/about/contact/
Purpose: AddThis is a suite of technologies that is provided by Oracle a technological company that uses AddThis tools to permit websites and users easy sharing of contents with others, through interchange icons and social bookmarking sites. AddThis cookies are used to enable contents for sharing and is also used to compile information on how website contents are shared.
Third-Party Cookies Used on our Website by addthis.com:
bt2 – Persistent. Expires eight (8) months from settings or update.
di2, um, vc, uvc - Persistent. Enables users to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. Expires two (2) years from settings or update.
ouid – Persistent. Enables users to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. Expires one (1) year from settings or update.
uid – Persistent. Enables users to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. Expires three (3) years from settings or update.
na_id – Persistent. Gives users opportunity to recommend website content on social media. Expires after one year from settings or update.
xtc – Session. Disappears at the end of session.
Origin:Third-Party – addthis.com | AddThis an affiliate of Oracle (500 Oracle Parkway Redwood Shores, CA, 94065 United States.
How to Manage, Disable or Opt-Out of Cookies Used by Our Website
You may refuse, accept or remove cookies from our website by activating or accessing the Cookie preferences settings on your browser. Please be aware that if you choose to block, disable or remove all cookies from your browser settings, you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website or may experience limited functionality of certain features on our website or service.
To change your Cookie preferences or disable Cookies altogether, refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Such browser settings are usually found in the preferences or options menu of your internet browser.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please note that our website does not at this time respond to or alter our practices when receiving “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track” options you may wish to visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
International (non-USA) Use of Our Website and Transmission of Information Across Borders
Our website is hosted in the United States and all data and information is collected and stored in the United States. Due to the international nature of our business, we understand that our Website may be accessed by visitors and users located outside the United States of America.
In making your decision to accept cookies or alter your cookie preferences in your browser, you may wish to review international guidelines specific to your region such as these EU and UK Cookie Guides:
GDPR and ePrivacy Directive of the European Union
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) cookie guide.