HTTP cookies are small pieces of data sent by websites and stored in the client web browser. Originally they were intended as a reliable mechanism for websites to keep track of the user actions between different pages of the same site to overcome the lack of a proper mechanism to implement states in the HTTP protocol (the protocol that governs the communication between the user browser and the website server). These cookies are called session cookies and exists only in temporary memory (they are not stored in the users secondary memory) and they expire when the user closes the browser.
Today cookies are also used for other different purposes, including the tracking of user's web browsing habits through the use of persistent cookies that do not expire when the browser is closed. These persistent cookies are stored as files in the user''s secondary memory and they collect information regarding the device (including the IP and phone number), logging details, location information, and various statistics about the frequency and number of visited pages in the site.
Technical cookies are necessary for the implementation of the permanent session mechanism of Gradement and also for the optimization of page load speed using a technique called turbolinks.
By visiting the corresponding section of your browser you could check that Gradement creates and uses these cookies:
_gradement_session, that just store a random user alphanumeric identification code used to provide a state mechanism to the HTTP protocol. No other information is stored and the cookie is destroyed when the user closes the browser.
_gradement_5e27bused for the implementation of the Gradement permanent session mechanism.
_gradement_bs6pm, used for the implementation of the enable and disable mechanism of the buttons to display data in JSON format.
_gradement_hkj4w, used to store the status of the hide/show historical companies configuration option.
request_methodand used only to help accelerate the load time of the pages from the site using a technology called turbolinks. The cookie is deleted when the session is closed.
_gradement_lXfK8aused to manage the display of the introductory help of certain pages.
cookieconsent_statusused to manage the display of the cookies acceptance window.
_gsused to identify the users browser, operating system, IP address and the page on the website they are viewing.
_guused to distinguish users.
_gwrecords widgets previously displayed to user.