What are Cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
Types of Cookies
Below is a list of cookies used by Zohoster as you browse our products, services, control panel, client area, and webmail client with a description highlighting the cookie type, the number of days it is stored on your computer, and the function they serve.
i) Session Cookies
Session cookies expire when you close your browser session and are not stored on your computer. These cookies allow us to provide you a customized experience tailored to your needs for as long as you stay on our website.
- Instance ID
This is the most common type of a session cookie used by majority of websites and is primarily used to store a session ID for each visitor which accesses our website in order to remember certain variables that are transferred between page loads. The cookie simply contains a reference of your session, session ID and is stored on our server. Since this is a session cookie it automatically expires as soon as your browser session ends.
ii) Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are stored for a longer period, typically 90 days on your computer in order to provide you a personalized experience as per your preferences while you interact with our website.
This is a persistent cookie for our affiliates that promote our products, services and promotions. The cookie is normally stored for a period of 90 days. Its major purpose is to store the ID of an affiliate who makes a referral sale of our products and services in order to credit the sale to the applicable affiliate.
LinkID is a persistent cookie which generally stores information underlying the link you first clicked in order to access our website. This cookie provides us with statistics such as the conversion rate of our links that result in a product sale in order to associate the sale with its referral link. It helps us better understand the links which work best for us for our promotional and advertising policies.
The UID and PW are two different cookies which store your user ID and password respectively for the client area. They are categorized as persistent cookies as they store information for a period of 365 days in order to remember your login and password credentials so you don't have to re login every time you visit the client area.
iii) Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are categorized as persistent cookies stored on your computer by an authorized third-party service provider mainly partners of Zohoster. These cookies help us in understanding how you interact with third party services which are integrated in our website in order to analyze user interaction and behavior. These cookies can also help us understand your location by storing your IP address, the type of device used to access third party services on Zohoster, and the link which you followed in order to access our website.
This is a persistent cookie generally stored on your computer for a period of 365 days by a third-party service provider used by Zohoster in order to provide you a web based live chat facility. This cookie remembers chat sessions of our valuable customers with live chat agents so that we may access any previous communication carried out between our agents and you in order to provide enhanced customer services and link chat conversations together.
Webmail cookies are persistent cookies stored for a period of 18 months in order to remember your preferences underlying the usage of our webmail client and is essential for webmail operations.
Another cookie associated with the usage of webmail is the webmail session cookie which expires when you close your browser and is used to process information between your webmail sessions.
cPanel cookies are session cookies which store information about your browser session as you access the control panel associated with your web hosting services. These cookies store information locally and expire when the browsing session ends.
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