Privacy and cookies

Bengal tiger stalkingWe want to make ARKive easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as ‘cookies’. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to control cookies on a wide variety of browsers.

We use cookies on our site for measuring the use of services and to help deliver better services.

Cookies for measuring use of services

So the website is available when you want it and fast, we measure numbers and volumes of visitors, and to understand what visitors want to use and not to use, so we can improve the service you receive and archive what is not used.

Originator Cookie name Use Typical content Cookie expires after
arkive.org __utma Google Analytics Randomly generated number 2 years
arkive.org __utmb Google Analytics Randomly generated number 30 minutes
arkive.org __utmc Google Analytics Randomly generated number When the browser is closed
arkive.org __utmz Google Analytics Randomly generated number 1 year
blog.arkive.org __utma Google Analytics Randomly generated number 2 years
blog.arkive.org __utmb Google Analytics Randomly generated number 30 minutes
blog.arkive.org __utmc Google Analytics Randomly generated number When the browser is closed
blog.arkive.org __utmz Google Analytics Randomly generated number 1 year
kaltura.com uv Kaltura video platform analytics Randomly generated number 1 year
doubleclick.net test_cookie Google Adwords None, tested by existence only 15 minutes

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website or refer to Google Analytics privacy overview.

Cookies used to deliver specific services

Some sites such as Google maps and YouTube use cookies to help deliver better services, such as remembering where you were on a map.

Originator Cookie name Use Typical content Cookie expires after
arkive.org ospreyEmailPopup To remember that you have closed a popup so it doesn’t open in the future None, tested by existence only 1 year
arkive.org CAKEPHP MyARKive Randomly generated number 25 years
google.com PREF Google Maps or Google Earth Randomly generated number 2 years
google.com NID Google Maps or Google Earth Randomly generated number 6 months
youtube.com PRE YouTube embedded video Randomly generated number 10 years
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube embedded video Randomly generated number 7 months
twitter.com pid Twitter “tweet” button Randomly generated number 2 years
r.twimg.com k Twitter “tweet” button IP address 7 days
arkive.org __unam ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 9 months
sharethis.com __stid ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 1 year
sharethis.com __uset ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 4 hours
scorecardresearch.com UID ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
scorecardresearch.com UIDR ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
edge.sharethis.com __utma ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
edge.sharethis.com __utmb ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 30 minutes
edge.sharethis.com __utmb ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 30 minutes
edge.sharethis.com __utmz ShareThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 1 year
addthis.com xtc AddThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
addthis.com uid AddThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
addthis.com uit AddThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 1 day
addthis.com psc AddThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
addthis.com loc AddThis social sharing buttons Country code and randomly generated number 3 months
addthis.com dt AddThis social sharing buttons “X”, tested by existence only 1 month
addthis.com di AddThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years
s7.addthis.com uvc AddThis social sharing buttons Randomly generated number 2 years

You can find further details about your privacy from Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy, ShareThis at http://sharethis.com/privacy-manifesto and AddThis at http://www.addthis.com/privacy.

If you have any questions regarding the use of cookies on ARKive, please contact us.