TL;DR – I use anonymized Google Analytics to be able to design this website better and the only other cookies I found on my website are those related to the embedded YouTube videos (with privacy-enhanced mode) I have in my posts.
Cookies that run on this website
The following is a manually edited table of cookies I found running on my website using the Chrome Developer Tools and Cookie Law Info plugin for WordPress. I’ve used the No-cookie feature for embedding YouTube videos, but apparently sometimes two cookies are still showing up even if you don’t click on it.
|_ga||Google Analytics||2 years||Used to distinguish users. (link)|
|_gat||Google Analytics||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate. (link)|
|PHPSESSID||–||Session||Identifier for your current session. (link)|
It may not be the best solution, as they also say, but this is the best I can do with my knowledge and skills.
May 30, 2015
Cookies and how they Benefit You
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Turning Cookies Off
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Here, instead, I personally try to describe everything I think you should know about this website and about what I do to avoid it being harmful to you in any possible way.
May 30, 2015
This website exists for the main purpose of showcasing what I do, what I want to do or would like to do in Games Development. I’m currently using this website as a place to publish my own Game Design studies. Take the Unpoint/Unclick feature as an example.
This website may also feature some of my personal feelings and thoughts about something unrelated to games development, such as music or anything else that comes to my mind.
Currently though, it mainly hosts information about most of the stuff I released online, most (if not all) of which is free, and accessible through links to the websites on which these things are hosted as downloads.
At the moment, I don’t know when and if I’ll use this website to sell products.
If it happens I’ll update this page accordingly.
What I use on this website
I’ve done my best to make this website as cookie-free as possible. The only cookie thingies I know that are working on my website currently are those required for Google Analytics to work and those that come with YouTube embedded videos you may find in my posts.
To the best of my knowledge I’ve made any effort to make the data collected by Analytics anonymized:
- I’m using Yoast’s Google Analytics plugin for WordPress and checked the box where it says “Anonymize IPs”
- I’ve double checked the source code in my website’s pages and it does feature the __gaTracker(‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true) line.
So what do I use Google Analytics for? Basically I think it helps me delivering a better structured website.
I’ll try to describe a simple example of what I mean.
As of May 2015, I’ve discovered that, since my Blog button in the main menu of the website is linked to the Blog category page, many visitors just stand there, because the blog posts are shown in their entirety rather than in short summaries.
This means that content gets mixed up and, also, leaves me unable to understand if the single blog posts are engaging and easy to read. In other words: to cope with this issue, I have to create a better designed page to host my blog posts.
Embedded YouTube Videos
In my posts it happens that I may embed some YouTube videos, take a look at this post as an example.
This blog uses WordPress as a Content Management System and, therefore, I’ve installed few plugins, both for security and content optimization purposes, which, to the best of my knowledge don’t cause any cookie-related issue. The most relevant of them to the visitors:
- Google Analytics by Yoast – please check above to see what I use it for.
- WordPress SEO by Yoast – I use this plugin to help myself in delivering better written content to anyone who’s interested in what I do or I write. To my knowledge this plugin doesn’t track users in any way.