What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent by a website and stored on a computer by the visitor’s web browser. Cookies may be sent by the website directly, or by third parties whose content is featured on the website.
At the moment, StrangerDimensions.com primarily uses a simple non-cookie-based analytics solution provided by Statcounter.com. IP addresses are also anonymized. However, for technical and security purposes, Statcounter uses Cloudflare cookies, such as the _cfduid cookie. Other services on this site may also use this same cookie (such as freegeoip).
As Cloudflare states, this cookie “does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.” For more information about this cookie, please visit the following page:
In some cases, Google Analytics may also be used. IP addresses are anonymized. The cookies used by Google Analytics are: _ga, used to distinguish users; _gid, used to distinguish users; and _gat, used to thottle request rate. To learn more about the cookies involved with Google Analytics, please visit the following page:
If you’d like to fully opt out of Google Analytics tracking on this website and others, please visit the following page:
Depending on the situation, the cookies CookieInfo(#) may be sent. These are very simple cookies containing no personal data, and are used solely for the function of the cookie information pop-up and other features.
Both personalized and non-personalized advertisements are served on StrangerDimensions.com via Google Adsense, depending upon visitor location.
In general, for more on how Google and its partners may use information, please visit the following page:
If you are outside of the EEA and you’d like to opt out of Adsense ads personalization directly, you may do so at the following page:
Or, for a more thorough overview of your online advertisement opt-out options, you may visit the following page:
How to Manage Your Cookies
There are many options available to those who wish to manage their cookies, or to opt out of cookies entirely.
Many third-party cookies can be controlled by visiting the following services:
Most web browsers also provide the ability to control cookies based on website, delete individual cookies, or block all cookies. Keep in mind that blocking all cookies may affect how most websites function.
You can learn more about how to manage cookies on your specific browser at Cookies & You. Below, you’ll also find more information on how to manage cookies using many of the popular web browsers:
Chrome and Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
iPhone and iOS: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265