What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers that websites send to a visitor’s computer hard drive, mobile device or other Internet-connected device via your browser.
Cookies stored by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) can only be read by that website. Cookies may also be set by other websites that show content on the page you are viewing (‘third-party cookies’).
Session cookies: These are temporary and only last for the duration of your browsing session. When you close your browser, these are deleted.
Persistent cookies: These are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and are not deleted when closing your browser.
Flash cookies: Adobe Flash Player uses its own cookies which are not manageable through your browser settings.
Cookies Torque Network Uses
When visiting the Website, Torque Network will use one or more of the following cookies in connection with your use of the Website. As explained below, you can restrict or block any cookies. If you restrict or block any cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website. A cookie will be placed on your device to allow us to remember your choice. If you do not restrict or block any cookies and continue to use the Website, one or more of the cookies referenced below will be placed on your device.
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required for the proper operation of our Website and without it would be difficult to view or navigate our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website.
Analytical/Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitor as well as help us understand how visitors navigate to and through our Website, how long they spend viewing our content and how often they return. We can then use this information to improve our Website, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily
Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Website and allow the Website to provide enhanced, more personal features, such as remembering a preference selection (for example, your choice of language or region) or enabling you to leave comments.
Tracking/Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and where you have seen our content so that we can understand how effective our efforts to share this content have been. We will use this information to make our Website more relevant to your interests, but also to ensure that we are aligning our Website in the best way with our target visitors.
Detailed cookie information on the cookies that our Website uses:
|Name||Set By||Used For||Category|
|IDE||DoubleClick||Advertising cookie used by google to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable.||Tracking|
|NID||Help customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search.||Tracking|
|_ga||Google Analytics||Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties.||Analytics|
|_gat_UA-24693654-1||Google Analytics||Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties.||Analytics|
|_gid||Google Analytics||Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties.||Analytics|
|bcookie||Browser ID cookie by Share buttons and ad tags||Social/Share|
|lidc||Used for routing by share buttons and ad tags||Social/Share|
|personalization_id||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||Social/Share|
|tfw_exp||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||Social/Share|
|utag_main||Google Tag Manager||Inserting a container onto the web page that includes all the other tracking code.||Tracking|
How can I disable or remove cookies?
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our Website. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, including this Website, you should do this through each individual browser setting and on each device you use to access the Internet. You can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your Internet browser. The following links may be helpful to understand how you can change your browser settings to restrict the websites that can set cookies, or to stop your browser accepting cookies. The ‘Help’ option in your browser may also have further details.
You may find the following links helpful in learning more about cookies and how they are used: