Privacy Policy

By using hookr.io, you agree that we can place cookies on your device as described below:

Cookies & Google Analytics

What is a Cookie?

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website (hookr.io) and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing it.


Why are Cookies used?

Many websites use cookies to persist, or remember what users (you) have done on previous pages / interactions with hookr.io. The server encodes the this information in a cookie and sends the cookie back to the browser, where it is stored.


What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a web analytics service that provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes.


Why is Google Analytics used?

The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to hookr.io and what content they’re most interested in. This allows us to make better decisions about design and offerings.

Occasionally, we will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of my activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.


Speficially, hookr.io can write the following cookies to your browser:

NameExpiresDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gat10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate.
__utma2 years from set/updateUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate.
__utmb30 mins from set/updateUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionSet for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz6 months from set/updateStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv2 years from set/updateUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv2 years from set/updateUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
hookr_sessionEnd of browser sessionUsed to store hookr-specific user settings/preferences.

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