Last updated: (04 September 2020)
What are Cookies and how are they used?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be “session” or “persistent” cookies.
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website and they are not stored on your computer or mobile device. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity. Therefore once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.
Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site and they remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.
Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly but cannot be used by themselves to identify you.
How is The Virtual Hub using cookies
When you use and access our Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
- to ensure that content from TheVirtualHub is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer and to enable certain functions of the Service,
- to provide analytics,
- to store your preferences, and
- to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioural advertising.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service but we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They enable you to navigate the website and use all the features. They are used to manage and identify you as unique to other users currently viewing the website and enable you to login into secure areas.
- Functionality Cookies – These cookies collect information such as your User ID, location, language preference and other settings to provide more personal features.
- Performance Cookies – These cookies collect statistical data about the website visit such as which web pages are most popular and broken web pages. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and are aggregated to collect information about the website’s performance.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service. In such case, an embedded advertising material which is served from a third-party site could store a cookie for that third-party site, containing information fed to it from the containing site – such information might include the name of the site, particular products being viewed, pages visited, etc.
Please find below information in relation to third party cookies being used on our Site:
|_ok||thevirtualhub.com||Identified the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTTP||Session|
|olfsk||thevirtualhub.com||This cookie is necessary for the login function on the website||HTTP||2 years|
|OptanonConsent||thevirtualhub.com||Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.||HTTP||1 year|
|PHPSESSID||forms.ontraport.com||Preserves user session state across page requests||HTTP||Session|
|PHPSESSID||thevirtualhub.com||Preserves user session state across page requests||HTTP||Session|
|SESS#||energisewealth.ontraport.com||Preserves users states across page requests||HTTP||179 days|
|SESS#||forms.ontraport.com||Preserves users states across page requests||HTTP||Session|
|SESS#||thevirtualhub.com||Preserves users states across page requests||HTTP||6431 days|
|wc_cart_hash#||thevirtualhub.com||Ensures certain cart functionality does not require you to refresh your browser||HTML||Persistent|
|wc_fragments_#||thevirtualhub.com||Ensures certain cart functionality does not require you to refresh your browser||HTML||Session|
|_formception-#GUID#||forms.ontraport.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTML||Persistent|
|_icl_current_language||thevirtualhub.com||Saves the user’s preferred langauge on the website.||HTTP||1 day|
|_okbk||thevirtualhub.com||Identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTTP||Session|
|_okck||thevirtualhub.com||Identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTTP||1 day|
|_okcs||thevirtualhub.com||identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTTP||Session|
|_okdetect||thevirtualhub.com||identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTTP||Session|
|_okdetect||thevirtualhub.com||identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTML||Persistent|
|_oklv||thevirtualhub.com||Identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimise the chat-box function on the website.||HTTP||Session|
|formception-#GUID#||forms.ontraport.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTML||Persistent|
|jslog/log.png||log.olark.com||Stores a unique ID string for each chat-box sesion. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter.||Pixel||Session|
|ref_||forms.ontraport.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||Session|
|ref_||thevirtualhub.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||6541 days|
|referral_page||energisewealth.ontraport.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||180 days|
|referral_page||forms.ontraport.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||Session|
|referral_page||thevirtualhub.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||6541 days|
|Elegant_Themes_Promo_State||thevirtualhub.com||Used to ensure functionality of our hello bar/promo bar.||HTTP||1 day|
|form_p2c22531f191||thevirtualhub.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||Session|
|form_p2c22531f380||thevirtualhub.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||Session|
|mr_src||energisewealth.ontraport.com||Used to ensure functionality of Ontraport Contact Forms||HTTP||179 days|
|_ga||thevirtualhub.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||2 years|
|_gat||thevirtualhub.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||HTTP||1 day|
|_gid||thevirtualhub.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||1 day|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Pixel||Session|
|vid||thevirtualhub.com||Collects data on visitor interaction with the website’s video-content. This data is used to make the website’s video-content more relevant towards the visitor.||HTTP||6431 days|
|vuid||vimeo.com||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read||HTTP||2 years|
|wcsid||thevirtualhub.com||Alllows the website to recogise the visitor, in order to optimise the chat-box functionality.||HTTP||Session|
|_OPF_FOREVER||thevirtualhub.com||To help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.||HTML||Persistent|
|_OPF_HISTORY||thevirtualhub.com||To help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.||HTML||Persistent|
|lastvisit||thevirtualhub.com||To display the last visited time.||HTTP||6541 days|
|OPF_FOREVER||thevirtualhub.com||To help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.||HTML||Persistent|
|OPF_HISTORY||thevirtualhub.com||To help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.||HTML||Persistent|
|_fbp||thevirtualhub.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products, such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||HTTP||3 months|
|ads/ga-audiences||google.com||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites||Pixel||Session|
|fr||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products, such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||HTTP||3 months|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location||HTTP||1 day|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user||HTTP||1 year|
|test-cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies||HTTP||1 day|
|tr||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products, such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||Pixel||Session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos||HTTP||179 days|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen||HTTP||Session|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||HTML||Session|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||HTML||Persistent|
|yt-remote-device-id||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||HTML||Persistent|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||HTML||Session|
|yt-remote-session-app||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||HTML||Session|
|yt-remote-session-name||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||HTML||Sesion|
What are your options regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, such as you will not be able to store your preferences and our Service might not display properly.
Key tips for safe and responsible cookie-based Web browsing
- Customise your browser’s cookie settings to reflect your comfort level with cookie security or use our guide to delete cookies.
- If you are very comfortable with cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you may want to set long expiration time frames for storing your personal access information and browsing history.
- If you share access on your computer, you may want to set your browser to clear private browsing data every time you close your browser. While not as secure as rejecting cookies outright, this option lets you access cookie-based websites while deleting any sensitive information after your browsing session.
- Make sure your browser is updated and if you haven’t already, set your browser to update automatically. This eliminates security vulnerabilities caused by outdated browsers. Many cookie-based exploits are based on exploiting older browsers’ security shortcomings.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites: