What types of cookies are we using?
There are different types of cookies that remember different types of information. We have two types of cookies in the Velocity cookie jar:
Analytics and performance cookies
These cookies track the performance of the website. It means we can work out how many visitors we have, and how often they come back. It also gives us some insight into which pages people like, or what links get clicked on the most. So we can give ourselves a pat on the back when a blog post does well.
The data is anonymous unless you previously signed up to our mailing list or commented on the blog. Even then, the cookies mainly remember the information you gave us, but they also hold on to some inferred data points like location and referrals.
Third-party social plug-in cookies
If you share one of our blog posts using the social media sharing buttons, the relevant social network will track that action through their own cookies. Crucially, we don’t share our cookies. So we can’t access that info, just like they can’t access ours.