What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on a device. Cookies can improve your and your visitors’ browsing experience because they help websites remember preferences and understand how people use different features.
Functional and Required Cookies
Squarespace uses some necessary cookies because they allow visitors to navigate and use key features on your site. These cookies vary from site to site depending on the features it uses. For example, Functional and Required Cookies help these features work:
- Customer accounts
- Shopping cart and checkout
- URL redirects
|Crumb||Session||Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browserinto taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.|
|RecentRedirect||30 minutes||Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO.|
|CART||2 weeks||Shows when a visitor adds a product to their cart|
|hasCart||2 weeks||Tells bitcoinnewsupdate that the visitor has a cart|
|Locked||Session||Prevents the password-protected screen from displaying if a visitor enters the correct site-wide password.|
|SiteUserInfo||3 years||Identifies a visitor who logs into a customer account|
|SiteUserSecureAuthToken||3 years||Authenticates a visitor who logs into a customer account|
|Commerce-checkout-state||Session||Stores state of checkout while the visitor is completing their order in PayPal|
|bitcoinnewsupdate-popup-overlay||Persistent||Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it|
|phoe-rock-announcement-bar||Persistent||Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it|
|Test||Session||Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors.|
Analytics and Performance Cookies
We use Analytics and Performance cookies to collect information on your behalf about how visitors interact with your site. Storing these cookies is how we populate the data you find in bitcoinnewsupdate Analytics, such as traffic sources, unique visitors, and cart abandonment.
You can disable bitcoinnewsupdate Analytics and Performance cookies at any time.
|ss_cid||2 years||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|ss_cvr||2 years||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|ss_cvisit||30 minutes||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|ss_cvt||30 minutes||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|ss_cpvisit||2 years||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|ss_cookieAllowed||30 days||Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies|
Disable Analytics and Performance Cookies
To stop Squarespace from placing these cookies on visitors’ browsers, you can disable Analytics and Performance cookies at any time:
- In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Cookies & Visitor Data.
- Check Disable Squarespace Analytics Cookies.
- To also display a cookie banner, check Always, then check Enable Cookie Banner. (To learn more, visit Adding a cookie banner.)
- Click Save.
How disabling cookies changes what you see in Analytics
After you disable Analytics cookies, some data in Squarespace Analytics won’t be a complete or accurate representation of visitor behavior.
Each pageview event will count like it’s from a new visitor each time. As a result, visits and unique visitors might appear much higher than normal. Each pageview will count as its own visit, when in reality, one visitor might view multiple pages. So, it might look like you have more visitors than you actually have in panels like:
- Traffic Overview
- Sales Overview
Another effect of disabling cookies is that clicks, order conversion rates, and referrer attributions in panels like Traffic Sources and Form & Button Conversions won’t be accurate. This is because disabling cookies prevents Analytics from connecting consecutive visitor events in the same session.
Additionally, if someone visited your site before you disabled cookies and returns when cookies are disabled, that person will count as a new visitor, since we’ll ignore those cookies and attempt to remove them to follow your decision.
Check your cookies
You can see which cookies are active in your browser’s settings. For help, visit your browser’s documentation:
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Certain laws may require website owners to inform their visitors of cookies and ask for visitors’ consent to use them. To learn how to add a notice to your site, visit Adding a cookie banner.