How does use cookies?

Adpharm uses a few cookies for various purposes, such as:

  • Providing you with a personalized experience
  • Remembering if you visited Adpharm before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you
  • Keeping your user profile in memory when logged-in
  • Keeping you logged-in when you have a subscription
  • Remembering settings you applied when on the website
  • Collecting information about what content is visited most often
  • Managing errors to ensure the website is working properly
  • Testing designs to help improve the look and feel of the website
  • Analytics – to have an understanding of where visitors come from and how they use our site.

Although we are all about advertising, we ironically do not use advertising to monetize the site since we charge a subscription fee. Therefore we do not gather your surfing habits or any other personal information; either for ourselves or any third-party.

What cookies does Adpharm use?

The following is a list of the non-optional cookies that we use.

Cookie Name
Cookie Purpose
Cookie Names and Use
This cookie is usually the first one loaded and is used to help navigate the site.
Alpha-numeric sequence that looks like:
This cookie is used to identify who the visitor is and what is their status (a guest, a logged-in user, an administrator, etc). It's also used to load and keep a user's profile information active during the visit.
Cookie Consent is a JavaScript plugin for alerting users about the use of cookies on your website. In fact, you may have ended-up on this page by clicking on a link that was on the cookie-consent banner. More information available here.
_pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_ses and _pk_hsr
Cookies from Matomo (formerly Piwik) used for Analytics. The data collected by these cookies is kept on Adpharm's server and do not transit or reside on a third party server.

What data does Matomo/Piwik track?

The Matomo (Piwik) JavaScript Tracker Matomo by default tracks the following information:

  • User IP address
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title)
  • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL)
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
  • Screen resolution being used
  • Time in local user’s timezone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download)
  • Links to an outside domain that were clicked (Outlink)
  • Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the user: Page speed)
  • Location of the user: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation)

You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies when you direct your browser to our site.

Revised September 8, 2018.

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