explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).
Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as ‘web beacons’, or ‘pixels’. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered Beyond Philosophy user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account.
For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the ‘Controlling Cookies’ section below.
Where we place cookies
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:
- On our websites
- In the administrative dashboards of our websites, such as wp-admin.
Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites, and why we use them.
|Category of cookies
||Why we use these cookies
||These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual ‘carts’ on sites that have an e-commerce functionality.
||These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
||We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
|Analytics and Performance
||Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites,, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
||These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our services or visit websites we host or provide, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served on our websites. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed, or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by RustyTub NETWORK and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
|Third Party / Embedded Content
||Sites hosted on RustyTub NETWORK make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
In addition to the cookies set on our own sites, we utilize cookies for third-party services such as Google Analytics. This tallies the unique numbers of visitors to a site, as well as the number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a given period.
Below are examples of the cookies set by Beyond Philosophy with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole network, whereas some are specific to individual services (e.g. Google Analytics, etc). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties.
In addition, people and companies that use our services to publish or host their own sites may place additional cookies. We provide more information on these cookies below.
We do not use any third party advertisements on our websites.
Analytics and Performance
||Used for ‘AB testing’ of content.
|tk_ni / tk_ai / tk_qs
||Gathers information for our own, third party analytics tool, about how our services are used. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
|utma / utmb / utmc / utmt / utmz / ga / gat / gid
||Google Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow use to create a better experience for our visitors. Our users may also implement Google Analytics cs on their own websites.
||Checks whether the current visitor is a logged in RustyTub NETWORK user or not.
||Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.
||Set when the user is logged in using two factor authentication.
Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative, and that our users may set additional cookies (such as Google Analytics), depending on the features they have chosen to enable, or the plugins they have installed.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu
(EU based) or optout.aboutads.info
(US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.
You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on