Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
Strictly necessary Cookies These are the cookies that are essential for bikegeeks.com to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions. We use the following strictly necessary cookies:
Description of necessary Cookie Cookie name: token Cookie type: HTTP only cookie Cookie duration: session cookie (is removed when the user logs out or deletes their account).
Purpose of necessary Cookie This cookie is set when a user has successfully logged in. This is used throughout the site to enable the user to view their personal information related to their account.
Description of necessary Cookie 2 Cookie name: token.sig Cookie type: httponly cookie Cookie duration: session cookie (is removed when the user logs out or deletes their account).
Purpose of necessary Cookie 2 This cookie is set as an extra layer of security, it offers a way to verify that the contents of the token cookie have not been changed by the user, meaning the contents of that cookie can be trusted.
Analytical/performance Cookies These cookies collect information about how users interact with the website for example, what pages a user visits. These types of cookies are anonymous and do not collect information that identifies a user, they are used to improve the performance of the website.
We use the following analytical/performance cookies:
Description of analytical/performance Cookie Cookie name: _ga Cookie type: http Cookie duration: 2 years
Purpose of analytical/performance Cookie This is a 3rd party cookie set via Google Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish users.
Description of analytical/performance Cookie 2 Cookie name: _gid Cookie type: http Cookie duration: 24 hours
Purpose of analytical/performance Cookie 2 This is a 3rd party cookie set via Google Analytics. This cookie is also used to distinguish users.
Functionality cookies are used to allow us to remember a user’s site preference, for example if a user has selected a region or a language preference.This helps to boost the user experience. On bikegeeks.com we use HTML5 Local Storage to handle the user’s preferences. HTML Local Storage enables us to store data locally within the user's browser. We use the following for functionality
Description of functionality Cookie Local storage name: searchLocationHistory Local storage duration: ongoing, until a user clears their ‘cookie and other site data’ in their browser.
Purpose of functionality Cookie
This stores a list of locations that have been set when a user has performed a search. This is then remembered and will appear in the search dropdown so the user can easily reselect and previous location search term.