Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 13-May-2024
Last Updated: 13-May-2024

What are cookies?

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Types of Cookies we use

Necessary

Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

CookieDurationDescription
cookieyes-consent1 yearCookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.
apbct_timestampneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_urlsneverCleanTalk Spam Protect sets this cookie to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
ct_has_scrolledneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to store dynamic variables from the browser.
apbct_headlessneverCleantalk set this cookie to detect spam and improve the website’s security.
apbct_page_hitsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_visible_fieldsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments/forms, and to act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_site_landing_tsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_cookies_testneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
ct_pointer_dataneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments/forms, and to act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
ct_timezoneneverCleanTalk–Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
apbct_pixel_urlneverClean Talk sets this cookie to make WordPress anti-spam cookies, e.g., spam on forms and comments.
CraftSessionIdsessionThis cookie is used to maintain sessions across web requests via the PHP session cookie.
cookie_consent_level1 year 1 month 4 daysThis cookie is used for storing the visitor preference for the cookies in the information notice.
popup_*90 DaysA cookie to store whether the popup has been seen
notification*90 DaysA cookie to store whether the slide in popup has been seen
wpEmojiSettingsSupportssessionWordPress sets this cookie when a user interacts with emojis on a WordPress site. It helps determine if the user’s browser can display emojis properly.

Functional

Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.

CookieDurationDescription
ct_mouse_movedneverCleantalk set this cookie to store dynamic variables from the browser.
ct_ps_timestampneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
ct_fkp_timestampneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
ct_checkjsneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
__cf_bm29 minutesCloudflare set the cookie to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEYneverThe cookie ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY is used by YouTube to store the last search result entry that was clicked by the user. This information is used to improve the user experience by providing more relevant search results in the future.
yt-player-headers-readableneverThe yt-player-headers-readable cookie is used by YouTube to store user preferences related to video playback and interface, enhancing the user’s viewing experience.
yt-remote-session-appsessionThe yt-remote-session-app cookie is used by YouTube to store user preferences and information about the interface of the embedded YouTube video player.
yt-remote-cast-installedsessionThe yt-remote-cast-installed cookie is used to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-namesessionThe yt-remote-session-name cookie is used by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-cast-availablesessionThe yt-remote-cast-available cookie is used to store the user’s preferences regarding whether casting is available on their YouTube video player.
yt-remote-fast-check-periodsessionThe yt-remote-fast-check-period cookie is used by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences for embedded YouTube videos.

Analytics

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

CookieDurationDescription
ct_screen_infoneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to complete an anti-spam solution and firewall for the website, preventing spam from appearing in comments and forms.
CONSENT2 yearsYouTube sets this cookie via embedded YouTube videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
_ga_*1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
_ga1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
_gid1 dayGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gat_UA-*1 minuteGoogle Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.
CLID1 yearMicrosoft Clarity set this cookie to store information about how visitors interact with the website. The cookie helps to provide an analysis report. The data collection includes the number of visitors, where they visit the website, and the pages visited.
_clck1 yearMicrosoft Clarity sets this cookie to retain the browser’s Clarity User ID and settings exclusive to that website. This guarantees that actions taken during subsequent visits to the same website will be linked to the same user ID.
_clsk1 dayMicrosoft Clarity sets this cookie to store and consolidate a user’s pageviews into a single session recording.
MR7 daysThis cookie, set by Bing, is used to collect user information for analytics purposes.
SMsessionMicrosoft Clarity cookie set this cookie for synchronizing the MUID across Microsoft domains.

Performance

Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

CookieDurationDescription
SRM_B1 year 24 daysUsed by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.

Advertisement

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

CookieDurationDescription
YSCsessionYoutube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE6 monthsYouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
yt-remote-device-idneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
yt.innertube::requestsneverYouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::nextIdneverYouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA6 monthsYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
MUID1 year 24 daysBing sets this cookie to recognise unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.
ANONCHK10 minutesThe ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user’s session ID and verify ads’ clicks on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.
PREF8 monthsPREF cookie is set by Youtube to store user preferences like language, format of search results and other customizations for YouTube Videos embedded in different sites.

Manage cookie preferences

Cookie Settings

You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.