Cookies Policy

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example). Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered WordPress.com user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account. For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

Where we place cookies

We set cookies on our website arcotinteriors.com.

Types of Cookies

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.

Category of cookiesWhy we use these cookies
RequiredThese cookies are essential for our websites and services to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain features. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account-related functions, store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location, and ensure our services are operating properly.
Analytics and PerformanceThese cookies allow us to optimize performance by collecting information on how users interact with our websites, including which pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
AdvertisingThese cookies are set by us and our advertising partners to provide you with relevant content and to understand that content’s effectiveness. They may be used to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites to predict your preferences and to display more relevant advertisements to you. These cookies also allow a profile to be built about you and your interests and enable personalized ads to be shown to you based on your profile.

Required

CookiePurpose
__ssidFor processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.
__stripe_sid / __stripe_midFor processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.
_longreads_prod_newAuthentication for Longreads.com Member accounts. Only active when logged in, on *.longreads.com domains.
akm_mobileStores whether a user has chosen to view the mobile version of a website.
botdlangUsed to track the language a user has selected to view popular blogs in.
country_codeUsed in order to determine whether or not the cookie banner should be shown. Set immediately on page load and retained for 6 hours to remember the visitor’s country.
csrftokenPython/Ajax security cookie used on accounts.longreads.com.
forterTokenFor processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.
landingpage_currencyDefines the currency displayed in WordPress.com landing pages.
pd_dashboardRecords last used folder in Polldaddy dashboard so it can be reopened upon user’s next visit.
PD_USER_AUTHLogin cookie used to identify Polldaddy user.
sensitive_pixel_optionRemembers the state of visitor acceptance to the cookie banner. Only set when the visitor clicks Accept.
twostep_authSet when the user is logged in using two factor authentication.
wordpress_logged_in*Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.
wordpress_test_cookieChecks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.
wp-settings-{user_id}Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.
wp_sharing_{id}Tracks whether or not a user has already performed an action.

Analytics and Performance

CookiePurpose
__pdvtUsed in log of Polldaddy survey data to aid in debugging customer problems
_hjIncludedInSample
mp_6d7c50ad560e01715a871a117a2fbd90_mixpanel
optimizelyBuckets
optimizelyEndUserId
__hstc
hubspotutk
optimizelySegmentsGathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allows us to create a better visitor experience.
abUsed for “AB testing” of new features.
nux_flow_nameIdentifies which user signup flow was shown to the user.
tk_ni / tk_ai / tk_qsGathers information for our own, first party analytics tool about how our services are used. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
wp-affiliate-trackerRemembers the ID of the affiliate that referred the current user to WordPress.com
utma / utmb / utmc / utmt / utmz / ga / gat / gidGoogle Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors. Our users may also implement Google Analytics on their own websites.

Advertising

CookiePurpose
adsTracks if a visitor has clicked an ad before.
lr_nwCounts and tracks pageviews on Longreads.com. Used to determine whether or not to show our Membership popup message.
wordpress_eliReduces the display of ads for repeat visitors.

EU Cookie Law Banner

Cookie NamePurpose
eucookielawRemembers the state of visitor acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.

Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative, and that our users may set additional cookies (such as Google Analytics), depending on the features they have chosen to enable or the plugins they have installed.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based).

On a mobile device, you may also be able to adjust your settings to limit tracking.

Some analytics services we use, which place their own cookies or web tags on your browser, offer their own opt out choices. For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Consent for Advertising Cookies on Our Sites

You may see a “cookie banner” on our websites and dashboards. If you are visiting one of our sites from the EU, then we do not set, or allow our ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you click to accept. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set advertising cookies on the site you are visiting and on our other websites, dashboards, and services, which we use to show you advertisements about our various Arcot Interiors products. We’ll display the banner to you periodically, just in case you change your mind.

Consent and Choices for Advertisements on Our Users’ Sites Through Our Ads Program

You may see a “cookie banner” on our users’ websites, particularly if you are in the European Union. If so, then our ad program does not set, or allow our ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you accept.

When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set third party advertising cookies in order to show you personalized ads on the website you are visiting and, if you are visiting a site in the WordPress.com network, on all websites within that network of sites. You’ll know that a site is in the WordPress.com network because it will have a WordPress.com subdomain (e.g., example.wordpress.com). For other sites that participate in our ads program, your consent is only for personalized ads on the specific site you are visiting.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy.