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Cookies

We believe in cookie transparency at conspiracy outpost, Therefore we've detailed the cookies we set on our site and their purposes below so that you can view how they are used.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Depending on your access level and actions on the site, various preference based cookies may be set to enrich your experience. These cookies are used to remember your theme, language and item marking preferences, etc.


1. Standard Cookies

ips4_IPSSessionFront

This cookie contains the ID of your current session.

ips4_member_id

Your member ID. This cookie is set after you log in when you tick 'Remember Me' so you can be automatically logged in again in the future.

ips4_login_key

A unique key to authenticate your member ID cookie. This cookie is set after you log in when you tick 'Remember Me' so you can be automatically logged in again in the future.

ips4_hasJS

This cookie is set by javascript and then later read to determine if javascript is supported in the user agent.

ips4_ipsTimezone

This cookie is set by javascript to detect the user's local time zone so that the software can adapt the displaying of times automatically.

ips4_pass_hash

This cookie would contain a hash used to validate that the viewing user's member ID was not forged (it is not the actual password hash).


2. Uncommon Cookies

While some cookies will almost always be set by the Suite, there are some cookies that are set only in very specific circumstances. For the sake of transparency, See the following list of cookies and their intended purposes.

ips4_cms_filters (Pages only)

This cookie would track filters set by a user when filtering content in the Pages application.

ips4_cms_language (Guests only)

This cookie is used to track a language preference for a guest if the site has more than one language installed and the guest user chooses a specific language to use.

ips4_cms_anon_login

This cookie is used to track a user's anonymous login preference if they choose this option during the login process.

ips4_cms_theme (Guests only)

This cookie is used to track a theme preference for a guest if the site has more than one theme installed and the guest user chooses a specific theme to use.

ips4_cms_ipbforumpass_XXX

When a forum has a specific password set, this cookie is set once a user logs in to that forum to validate that they have logged in on subsequent page loads.

ips4_cms_cm_reg (Commerce only)

This cookie is used to track an invoice ID for a guest who is checking out so that we can associate the invoice correctly after the user registers or logs in.

ips4_cms_referred_by (Commerce only)

This cookie is used to track referrals in Commerce when one user refers another user to a purchase.

ips4_cms_noCache (Commerce only, Guests only)

This cookie is set in order to prevent pages that have been cached from being served to a guest during the checkout process, as the software has the ability to cache guest pages for a configured period of time.

ips4_storeView (Commerce only)

This cookie tracks a user's preference for viewing the store on the site, whether to show it in list view or grid view.

ips4_clubs_view

This cookies stores your clubs view preference.

ips4_device_key

This cookie stores a randomly generated string to load a user device or create new one if there isn't one.

ips4_emojiSkinTone

This cookie stores your emoji skin color preference.

ips4_recentEmoji

This cookie stores your recently used emojis for easy access in the editor.

ips4_forums_flowIds

This cookie stores the ids of selected forums so only those selected are shown to you.

ips4_IPSSessionSetup

This cookie contains the ID of your current session. For the upgrader, specifically.


3. Third Party Cookies

Google Adsense (DoubleClick)
Google Adsense is a CPC (cost-per-click) advertising program that allows publishers to display ads with us, This service is provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses what is called a DoubleClick Cookie. A DoubleClick cookie is a cookie that gets placed on a user’s device when the user clicks on an ad on a partner’s website.
Cloudflare
DNS records held at Cloudflare enable us to provide a secure connection, they set this cookie to identify your device as trusted.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
SendGrid
SendGrid is used by this website to process and deliver emails.
Invisible reCAPTCHA
This site uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website.

4. How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


This cookie transparency page was last modified on 24/05/18

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