Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

To make BetaDwarf's websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called "cookies" on your device.

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language and other display preferences) over a period of time.

  • First-party cookies are cookies set by the website you're visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies that are saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

Every time you visit BetaDwarf's websites, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies. We store in your local storage a set of rules reflecting your consent to cookies for a maximum of 6 months.

NamePurposeType and duration
consentModeStores your cookie preferences (so you won't be asked again)Local storage, 6 months

How do we use cookies?

BetaDwarf websites mostly use "first-party cookies" for security measures such as protecting our users and services against certain attacks (so-called cross-site request forgery / CSRF attacks). These are cookies set and controlled by BetaDwarf, not by any external organisations.

However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.

You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that, some features of this site may not work as intended. These cookies are used to remember (but are not limited to):

  • your display preferences, such as browsing language, device information or timezone;
  • nonces or other identification methods, used for security purposes;
  • if you have agreed (or not) to the use of cookies on the site.
NamePurposeType and duration
PHPSESSIDStores a session variable, used as a security measureFirst-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
sessionIDCookieStores a session variable, used as a security measureFirst-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser

Analytics cookies

We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.

The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website - as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).

However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies via the cookie banner you'll see on the first page you visit.

Google AnalyticsPrivacy Policy
NamePurposeType and duration
_gaRecognize website users across multiple sessionsThird-party cookie, 2 years
_ga_*Used to store and count pageviewsThird-party cookie, 2 years
_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Third-party cookie, 1 day

Third-party cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, such as YouTube, Steam, Gleam, Imgur, MailChimp or Twitter.

To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

NamePurposeType and duration
Profiles the interests of website visitors to serve relevant and personalised ads through retargetingThird-party cookie, 2 years
YSCUsed to store and track interactionThird-party cookie, session
GPSUsed to store location dataThird-party cookie, session
SOCSStores visitor cookie consent preferencesThird-party cookie, 1 year
DEVICE_INFOStores visitor device informationThird-party cookie, 1 year
PREFStores visitor preferences and personalises adsThird-party cookie, 8 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEUsed to provide bandwidth estimationsThird-party cookie, 6 months
Used to play Youtube videos embedded on the websiteThird-party cookie, 2 years
SIDCCSecurity cookie to confirm visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of credentials, and protect visitor data from unauthorised accessThird-party cookie, 3 months
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA-Third-party cookie, 6 months
yt-remote-device-idStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoLocal storage, persistent
yt-player-headers-readableUsed to store configurationLocal storage, persistent
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEYStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoLocal storage, persistent
yt-fullerscreen-edu-button-shown-countUsed to style the playerLocal storage, persistent
yt-remote-connected-devicesStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoLocal storage, persistent
yt-player-bandwidthUsed to provide bandwidth estimationsLocal storage, persistent
yt-player-volumeStores the user's volume settingsLocal storage, persistent
yt-live-chat::show-timestampsUsed to store timestamps configurationLocal storage, persistent
NamePurposeType and duration
session_idProtects users and services against certain attacks (so-called cross-site request forgery / CSRF attacks)Third-party cookie, session
timezoneOffsetStores the system timezone setting so that the server can display times appropriatelyThird-party cookie, 1 year
steamCountryCached result of doing an iploc lookup on your public ip address, this is used to comply with regional legal and taxation requirementsThird-party cookie, session
NamePurposeType and duration
_mcidUsed to enable behavioral advertising and analytics by GoogleThird-party cookie, 2 weeks
OptanonConsentMailChimp uses CookiePro to control consent for their usersThird-party cookie, 1 year
_abckAkamai Bot ManagerThird-party cookie, 1 year
NamePurposeType and duration
_cfuvidBambooHR issues this Cloudflare cookie as a rate limiting rule, it is used to distinguish individual users from grouped users by IPThird-party cookie, session
acceptCookiesUsed to control cookie opt-inThird-party cookie, persistent
NamePurposeType and duration
amplitude_id_*Imgur uses Amplitude to track users for statistics and marketing purposesThird-party cookie, persistent
frontpagebetav2Used to style ImgurThird-party cookie, 6 months
ppUsed to style ImgurThird-party cookie, 6 months
postpagebetaUsed to style ImgurThird-party cookie, persistent
is_authedUsed to control if the current user is logged to imgurThird-party cookie, 1 week
is_emeraldUsed to control if the current user is marked as emerald to imgurThird-party cookie, 1 week
NamePurposeType and duration
usidaCollects a combination of the user's browser and unique identifier, used to tailor advertising to usersThird-party cookie, session
xsThrough the use of this cookie, Facebook detects if you are logged in on its platformThird-party cookie, 1 year
wdThrough the use of this cookie, Facebook stores the user's screen resolutionThird-party cookie, 1 week
datrThe purpose is to identify the web browser used to connect to Facebook, regardless of which user is logged in. This cookie plays a key role in securityThird-party cookie, 2 years
dprThrough the use of this cookie, Facebook is able to improve the experience offered to users based on their device settingsThird-party cookie, 1 week
sbFacebook stores information about the browser to improve its security settingsThird-party cookie, 2 year
c_userStores a unique user IDThird-party cookie, 1 month

How can you manage cookies?

You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see​​

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all.