Cookies

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What are cookies used for?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognize you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Also cookies are used for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners libraries to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics libraries use cookies to "remember" what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website.

How Arctic Paper.com uses cookies
Arctic Paper.com uses cookies for Google Analytics, EPiServer CMS and sharing. Generally purposes of using cookies on Arctic Paper.com are:

  1. Track streams of users on the site, anonymously.
  2. To determine the origin of the users in order to provide the proper version of the website.

The specific cookies Arctic Paper.com uses, and the purpose of each cookie are:

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

ASP.NET_SessionId

site

www.arcticpaper.com

Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

.ASPXROLES

site

www.arcticpaper.com

This cookie is used to determine your role for the site and will expire when you logout or close your browser.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

.EPiServerLogin

site

www.arcticpaper.com

Only used if you log in to a website. This is not a major problem as long as you clearly state on the login page that cookies will be used if you log in.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__epiAntiForgeryToken_##_

site

www.arcticpaper.com

This is a session cookie, which is used to increase safety and prevent so-called Cross-site request forgery attacks or CSRF. The cookie expires at the end of the session (when you close your browser).

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

disable_cookie_warning

site

www.arcticpaper.com

This cookie is used by the site to hide the cookie pop-up module when the user gets aware of the use of cookies by pressing “OK” button.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__utma

Google Analytics

.arcticpaper.com

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__utmb

Google Analytics

.arcticpaper.com

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__utmc

Google Analytics

.arcticpaper.com

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__utmz

Google Analytics

.arcticpaper.com

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__unam

ShareThis

.arcticpaper.com

The "__unam" cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages. This service only personally identifies visitors if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for an account with them and given them their consent.

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

st_optout

ShareThis

.sharethis.com

ShareThis cookies record which sites and pages have been "shared" and advertisements that users see on subsequent sites may reflect this. On clicking the ShareThis icon, users can opt out of any tracking by ShareThis (a further cookie, st_optout, records this).

 

Cookie name

Used by

Domain

__ar_v4

ShareThis

.www.sharethis.com

This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick advertising service from Google. Helps with tracking conversion rates for ads.

 

What personal data is stored and how it is used?
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalized features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features. Each browser is different; so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

How to manage, or remove cookies.
Although cookies are merely harmless text files that help your browsing experience, they are not free from controversy. Cookies can be used to track your browser's website browsing history. If you feel this impacts your privacy, you can change your browser's settings to limit the use of cookies on your computer to cut down on its ability to keep records of your browsing history.

Essentially this is the memory of your Internet browser where you can find all your cookies stored in a format that facilitates easy retrieval by a browser.

So if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Arctic Paper websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

 

To control cookies, see the following:

Using Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer:
http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
or
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Using Mozilla Firefox:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

Using Apple Safari:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

Using Google Chrome:
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

For other browsers please consult the documentation or visit the web site of the provider or maintainer.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org, which contain comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of Arctic paper website.