Home Air Quality Guides Cookies Policy

Updated 4/27/2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office states that “cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.”

Website operators are now required by law – specifically the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – to provide clear and comprehensive information about the use of cookies, and ensure that users have consented to this use.

Types of Cookies

  • Necessary – Technically essential to the provision of the Home Air Quality Guides website. For example, some cookies are used to enable secure login to restricted areas.
  • Statistics – Monitor and assess the Home Air Quality Guides website and its use. For example, recording visits to reveal how a website is used and which parts are most popular.
  • Functionality – Enable additional functionality to improve the user experience. For example, recording settings for future visits so as to save users having to repeat making the same choices.
  • Marketing – Use an identification number to monitor personal preferences for the purposes of personalizing pages and gathering further information. For example, presenting advertisements or promotions for products similar to those previously viewed or purchased.

Types of Cookies Used by Home Air Quality Guides

Various cookies are in use across the Home Air Quality Guides website, with the cookies in use subject to change as the website develops. The following table details the cookies used on the Home Air Quality Guides website.

 Cookie NameTypeDescription 
 PHPSESSIDNecessaryPreserves user session state across page requests for interactive services, such as forms, and to enable authorization to access restricted areas of the website.
 _pk_id#StatisticsUsed by Piwik (Matomo) Analytics Platform to collect anonymous statistics on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website, and what pages have been read.
 _pk_ses#StatisticsUsed by Piwik (Matomo) Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the session.
wpfront-notification-bar-landingpageFunctionalityUsed by WPFront Notification Bar to display notification bar to the user about accepting the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookies Policy in order to continue using this website.
 ad-idMarketingUsed by DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) to register user actions and target content on the website based on ad clicks on a different website.
 frMarketingUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers.
 impression.php/#MarketingUsed by Facebook to register impressions on pages with Facebook login button.
 trMarketingUsed by Facebook and unclassified.
 x/px/GUID#MarketingUsed by Amazon to determine the geolocation of the user to display affiliate links that direct the user to the appropriate Amazon country website.

Managing Cookies Used by Home Air Quality Guides

If you wish to control or prevent the use of these cookies, please edit the settings of your web browser. For instructions, see:

Further Information About Cookies

Comprehensive information about cookies can be found at CookiesAndYou.com.