Privacy and Cookies
Please see below for an overview of the cookies we use and why we use them.
PEARonline uses the following cookies on its public website:
|Set for blog commenters, these cookies are used so that the visitors will not have to re-type their information again when they want to leave another comment. These cookies expire after 1 year.|
The following Google Analytics persistent and session cookies are used for web analytics purposes for PEARonline’s exclusive use, i.e., for managing and improving the performance and design of the site.
|_UTMA||Used to distinguish users and sessions. This persistent cookie is placed by Google Analytics on behalf of PEARonline for web statistics purposes. It expires after 2 years.|
|_UTMB||Used to determine new sessions/visits. This cookie is placed by Google Analytics on behalf of PEARonline for web statistics purposes. It expires after 30 minutes.|
|_UTMC||This session cookie is placed by Google Analytics on behalf of PEARonline for web statistics purposes. It expires at the end of the browser session.|
|_UTMZ||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. This persistent cookie is placed by Google Analytics on behalf of PEARonline for web statistics purposes. It expires after 6 months.|
PEARonline uses the following cookies on its secure, permissions based website:
|user_session||Secure application session – Used to track and authenticate the user’s session on the secure site. This cookie expires when the user ends their session by closing the tab or browser they are using to interact with PEARonline.|
|lastMessage||Stores a message to be displayed to the user when the page loads again (e.g. ‘You have successfully changed your password.’) This is cleared once the message is displayed. It expires after 1 hour.|
|passwordEmail||Stores the user’s email address so it can be filled into the password reset form. It expires after 1 hour.|
|isAuthCodeToResetPassword||Stores a code used during password resets to confirm the user received a reset email. It expires after 1 hour.|
|lastURLRedirect||Stores a timestamp. This indicates how long it’s been since the user was redirected to a different page. Used to avoid “redirect loops” where a user is endlessly redirected to a new URL. This cookie expires when the user ends their session by closing the tab or browser they are using to interact with PEARonline.|
|lastError||Stores an error message to be displayed on the next page load. (e.g. Invalid username and password.) It expires after 1 hour.|