The approximate amount of cookies typically saved during a visit of this website.

Cookies Policy

Last updated: September 28, 2018

I am committed to keeping the use of cookies (small text files saved to your computer) to a minimum – but some are necessary for the functioning of the website, and to help make the website easier to use.

I am actively working to minimize the amount of cookies used and eliminate ‘tracking’ cookies from this website. ‘Tracking’ cookies are provided by companies, and are designed to build up a profile of you as you browse different websites, in order to target advertisements at you.

The cookies I do use are explained in the following sections.

SCIstyle uses cookies on the http://www.scistyle.com website (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

SCIstyle’s Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how they use used, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How SCIstyle uses cookies

When you use and access this website, it may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

The website uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain basic functions of the website
  • To provide analytics

SCIstyle uses both session and persistent cookies on the website and uses different types of cookies to run the Service:

  • Essential cookies. May be used to remember information that changes the way the Service behaves or looks, such as a user’s preferences on the Service.
  • Analytics cookies. May be used to track information how the website is used so that I understand who are my visitors, where they come from and which pages they are most interested in.

Third-party cookies

No third-parties cookies are currently used on this website.

Cookies used by SCIstyle.com

WORDPRESS

This website has been built using WordPress, which places one ‘session cookie’ on your computer when you arrive on the website:

Cookie name
Data stored
When does it expire?
Description
PHPSESSID
A random unique number or string of letters and numbers.
The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.
As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
MATOMO (former PIWIK)

Matomo (Piwik) is a web analytics software that provides anonymized reports on SCIstyle.com and its visitors, including the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, which pages they like, the files they download and so much more. Matomo (Piwik) aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics. The advantage is all data is stored locally on the webserver and not shared with any third parties. To track visitors, Matomo uses the following 1st party cookies:

Cookie name
Data stored
When does it expire?
Description
_pk_ses
30 minutes
Temporary session cookies
_pk_ref
6 months
God knows what that's for...
_pk_id
13 months
User ID cookie
COOKIE CONSENT
Cookie name
Data stored
When does it expire?
Description
catAccCookies
Probably numbers and/or letters
It doesn't, ha
This cookie remembers whether you clicked "Okay" on the cookie notice popup, so it won't show again the next time you visit the website.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

More info about cookies

To learn more about cookies, and how you can manage the ones saved to your computer, visit the following third-party websites: