Cookies

About Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site - so for example, it won't be able to keep you logged in when you navigate to a new page.

CubeSocial and Cookies

How does CubeSocial use Cookies?

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to use the CubeSocial site.

Examples of strictly necessary cookies set by CubeSocial

Cookie Name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Used by the CubeSocial application framework to control access to server-based session data
USERNAME Enables the website to identify the user after they have logged on
AUTHTICKET An encoded value used to help secure the website
onboarding Stores information about options chosen by the user as part of the sign-up process

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies store information about the choices you have made and allow us to tailor the website to you.

Examples of functionality cookies set by CubeSocial

Cookie Name Purpose
referred Stores information that allows users to earn credits when they refer a friend

Performance cookies

We use Performance cookies at CubeSocial for internal purposes to help us to provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use CubeSocial so that we can improve how we present our content to you.

Examples of performance cookies set by CubeSocial and our suppliers

Cookie Name or Supplier Purpose
Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics tool supplied by Google Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie so that it may provide usage reports to CubeSocial.
GoSquared GoSquared is a web analytics tool supplied by Go Squared Ltd. GoSquared sets a cookie so that it may provide usage reports to CubeSocial.

Embedded Content and Sharing

We sometimes embed content from websites such as YouTube and Twitter. As a result, when you view a page containing such content you may be presented with a cookie from these websites. CubeSocial does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

You may also see embedded share buttons on CubeSocial web pages. These enable users to easily share content with their friends through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. When you click on one of these buttons a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. CubeSocial does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

Managing Cookies

You can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies that are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Note that CubeSocial will not work if you choose to disable cookies or block any of the strictly necessary cookies. Some functionality will be impaired if you choose to block functionality cookies.