Generally, cookies perform up to four different functions:
- essential – Required for your website to function
- non-essential – Not essential to core functionality but doesn’t get used for tracking a user
- fairly intrusive – Used to track people but do not provide personally identifiable information
- very intrusive – Used to track people and provide personally identifiable information
Cookies used on pinboard.com
On pinboard.com we use Google Analytics to get statistics about our visitors. Google Analytics uses fairly intrusive behaviourally targeted cookies and are called _ga and _gat. These cookies are used to monitor and track visitors behavior on the site anonymously.
We also use a functional non-essential cookie named accepts_cookies. This cookie remembers if you have clicked on button to hide the sites cookie message.