How Cookies are used on SPRACI
Cookies are used by spraci for the following:
Cookies are set when you log in to SPRACI to maintain your logged in status,
and session tokens so that spraci can remember who is logged in so you can can manage your posts or data in spraci and items shared by you or shared to you by others
and to maintain security and reliability of sessions.
The session cookies contain temporary tokens and do not contain user data.
SPRACI does some cross-checking between the multiple session tokens which may often change during a session to prevent session hijacking.
The session cookies do not contain identifiers that mean anything outside of part of a spraci session and are only associated with an account when a user is logged in.
This association is opaque to anything outside of SPRACI.
Session cookies might be session only (deleted when the browser is closed) or persistant (depending on the choice of login method and may also be affected by user settings) After you log out any remaining session cookies are then no longer associated with anything.
Note that there are three domains in SPRACI - if you are logged in on more than one of spraci's domains, cookies may exist for each one you made use of.
If your computer or device you are using may be also used by other people make sure you always log out before you leave.
If any session cookies are still present after you log out they are no longer associated without your account, sessions are not needed for public views visible to an unauthenticated user.
SPRACI also makes use of a cookie containing a navigational tag associated with a recently-visted veiew of content associated with a city or country.
This is used to take you to that area next time you visit without you having to click though multiple navigation steps to get back there.
Such cookies contain no other data and are not used to track user locations and the only location hint anything can get by looking at those is that the user looked at something displayed on a page showing content related to a city or country (a user somewhere else could also look at that view)
They are not associated with gps data or actual user location,
except in a few places where there are optional features chosen by the user:
"find my area" (mobile) - an optional feature for convenience to take a user on a mobile device to content associated with the nearest city/area associated with contant in spraci "find my location" (main site) - also optional (you can also choose to enter a location instead)
"nearby venues" (also optional) - a page which dislays a list of venues in order of distance from your device (that feature obviously needs a start location and using gps requires the user to cluck a button)
and the form for adding/editing event listings (there is button to use the current device location provided for users who may wish do display a map on an event page - unly useful if the user is at or near the event location - event venue locations are not user locations and even for those accuracy beyond the nearest city/area represented in spraci is optional - the city/area tags in events are to display an event in the correct context so that users can see in on events listings views for a city or country)
GPS locations are not collected from users' devices without their consent and only used by features that are also optional and such location data is not passed to any other site or service unless part of content sen't to/from another service as part of some part of providing some part of a service on behalf of the user that they asked it to do.
Display-relatedIn some places cookies associated with display-related features might be set.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, However, if you do not accept cookies, some parts of SPRACI will not work.
Cookies set by external services/Third Party Cookies
Some external services used in parts of SPRACI may set their own cookies (in accordance with the policies of those services) when a user uses a feature that makes use of an external service.
If you log in to spraci via another site or service (such as Facebook, Twitter, Persona, etc) that service may also set cookies (eg for its own session management or advertising)
External services used to display maps, advertising, embedded content or widgets may also set cookies (you should check with those services for their policies and any options they provide regading their cookies)
If you do not accept the cookies from an external service, features that make use of that service might not work.
How to delete cookiesHow to delete cookies
If you wish to delete cookies you should also check localStorage in your browser.
Note: This policy does not cover network infrastructure, proxies, gateways or anything else not managed by us that traffic may pass through between spraci and a user or service.