Cookies

Last Revised: 21 Jul, 2015

Breastfeeding Support places small files (cookies) onto your computer to improve your site experience. Cookies are used to measure how you use the website, and to keep track of your interactions as you use different website functionality. Cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we can further improve your experience on our site.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by changing your Google browser settings.

Measuring sharing statistics (AddThis)

Our article and page sharing functionality uses the AddThis platform. This enables easy sharing content on the web. For more information please read the AdThis privacy policy. The following cookies are set by AddThis:

Name Purpose Expires
__atuvc Updates the social media count if a user shares one of our pages 2 years
__atuvs Updates the social media count if a user shares one of our pages 7 days

Videos (YouTube)

We use YouTube to embed videos in our article pages. YouTube sets the following cookies when you view one of these pages:

Name Purpose Expires
_use_hitbox Used to identify your browser when you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Counts the number of views of embedded YouTube videos 9 months

Website functionality (all users)

We set specific cookies for each user to identify session data. Such cookies are essential to the operation of our website. Other cookies are stored to keep track of whether you’ve seen one of our notification messages, so we know not to show it to you again. The following cookies are set for all users:

Name Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID This cookie is used by PHP to uniquely identify the user’s session on the website and relates the visitor’s unique session to server side data. It is essential to the operation of our website and is classed as non-intrusive ‘Level 0’ when you close your browser
viewed_cookie_policy Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 year
um_notice_seen_ Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen one of our website messages 7 days
stb_box_ Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen one of our website messages 7 days

Registered members

We also set cookies for registered members. This allows users to stay logged into our website over multiple browser sessions, in addition to keeping track of personalised settings. The following cookies are set for registered users:

Name Purpose Expires
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user when you close your browser
wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user when you close your browser
wp-settings- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies for logged in users. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface 1 year
wp-settings-time- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies for logged in users. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface 1 year
topic-liked- Remembers user-liked topics in the forum

Since we utilise third party code on our website of which we are not in control, third-party cookies are subject to change. If you see a cookie set by our website not listed here, please contact us.