Gate-away: About Cookies

What are Cookies?

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer.

The cookies used by Gate-away.com are fairly standard and harmless. We primarily use them to collect data to help us improve our website by seeing which parts of the site are being used, how users are navigating to each page and what items on each page they prefer to click on.

About our Cookie policy

By accessing the Website, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the Website on any device. We will alert you on our Websites when of changes to this policy.

Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

Below, you can find out more about the cookies we use on our Websites, as well as information on how to turn off cookies, or change the cookie settings on your browser.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

These cookies will:
  • Ensure that our Website functions correctly
These Cookies will not:
  • Gather information that could be used for marketing
  • Retarget advertising to you on other websites
Our Cookies
Cookie Name Cookie Description Expires
cookieok Determinates if you accept cookies from Gate-away never
PHPSESSID It's the identifier for your current session on exit
ultima_pagina This contains your last visited page on exit
data_wishlist This contains your shortlisted properties on exit
seed This is a random value used to display results in a personalized mode after 48 hours
cookie-pop Session cookie for cookie preferences acceptance. on exit
__smToken Gate-away Persistent cookie. 10 years (Persistent)
optimizelyBuckets Stores JSON of the experiments and variations that a user has been bucketed into. This ensures the user consistently sees the same variation, even over multiple sessions. 10 years (Persistent)
optimizelyEndUserId Contains the end user's unique identifier. Used by Optimizely to track information on a per user basis. This cookie has an expiration time of ten yrs to ensure that an end user will continue to be properly identified and thus prevent duplicated data even over long periods. 10 years (Persistent)
optimizelySegments Stores JSON of the user's audience and dimension information (e.g., browser, campaign, mobile, source type, custom dimensions). 10 years (Persistent)
optimizelyPendingLogEvents Used as a cache of a user's actions between tracking calls. When the tracking call is made the cookie will be wiped. This is to ensure that all events are tracked even if the user is committing actions in rapid succession 15 seconds


Third-party service cookies

Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
Here is a list of places where you can find out more about specific services that we may use and their use of cookies:

Cookie Name Cookie Description Expires
_utma Google Analytics unique visitor cookie 2 years from set/update
_utmb session cookie 30 minutes of inactivity
_utmz Google Analytics campaign cookie 6 months from set/update
_utmc Google Analytics tracking cookie on exit
_utmv Google Analytics visitor segmentation cookie 2 years from set/update
_utmx Google Analytics Content Experiment cookie 18 months
test_cookie Google DoubleClick ad tracking cookie. Few Seconds
Third Party Link
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
Twitter https://twitter.com/privacy
Google Analytics http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies
Google Adsense http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies
Google Plus http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies
YouTube http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies

Managing your cookie settings through your browser

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can alter your browser settings to prevent automatic acceptance or you can manually delete your cookie history whenever you wish.

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:

Browser Link
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx (for mobile versions)
Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
Safari http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.htm http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677 (for mobile versions)
Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Enabling+and+disabling+cookies
Blackberries http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/ 32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp
Android http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
Opera http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/