Cookie Disclosure

Effective date: July 28, 2018

How Old ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://howold.date website (the "Service").

Cookies are created by the websites you visit which use cookies, and are small text files placed on your computer or by certain emails which you open. Cookies are used to improve user experience, make the website work, enable site security and provide the business with marketing information about the site’s visitors.

The Cookie text files comprise numbers and letters. The cookie files are saved into special areas in the memory of your computer or mobile device. Cookies stored here are called session cookies with cookies placed into the hard drive called persistent cookies.

The How Old cookie disclosure provides the user with information on which cookies are set when you visit an How Old website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

How How Old uses cookies

How Old website use cookies to provide the functionality you need to browse our site correctly. How Old websites issue cookies upon landing on our websites, unless the user has changed cookie settings in their browser to refuse cookies. Please note that with cookies switched off, many areas of our website and services will not be made available to you; such as How Old Direct, where you will not be able to login with cookies disabled. How Old supports social bookmarking and with cookies disabled this functionality will not be possible.

Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third party cookies.

How Old website cookie types

Session cookies

Session cookies save website ’session’ credentials for visitors both logged in and not logged in. Once the browser is closed, the cookie is deactivated – and the session closed.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect visitor information, such as the number of visits, how our website was found, from where the visit came from, if via a marketing campaign etc. This information is extremely important to the business and helps us improve our website and further enhance visitor experience.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are specifically about visitor experience on the website. For example they ‘remember’ the open/closed status of pop up messages, what time zone or view state was set for the Economic Calendar, enabling access to information stored when registered with How Old and so on. Without these functional cookies, no settings information can be saved.

Third Party

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. For example an advertising service (ex: AdSense) can creates a third-party cookie to monitor which websites were visited by each user.

Cookie disclosure table:

SourceNameCookie TypeLife TimeDescriptionImpact
How Old.AspNet.Consent1st Party1 yearYour cookies consentEssential Cookie
Google Analytics_ga3rd Party2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.Edit Cookie Settings
Google Analytics_gid3rd Party24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.Edit Cookie Settings
Google Analytics_gat3rd Party1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_ .Edit Cookie Settings
Google AnalyticsAMP_TOKEN3rd Party30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.Edit Cookie Settings
Google Adsense__gads3rd PartyVariousVisitor statistics.Edit Cookie Settings
Cloudflare__cfduid3rd Party1 yearThe __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (e.g. because they've completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information. This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off.Essential Cookie