Cookie Policy

Last updated on Jun 6, 2021

This Cookie Policy explains how Green Gate Systems, LLC (“Company“, “we“, “us“, and “our“) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at ultradefrag.net (“Website“). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Green Gate Systems, LLC) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit).

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject non-essential cookies. If you choose to reject the cookies you may still use our website though your access to some functionality may be restricted.

You can exercise your cookie rights by setting or amending your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit).

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

NamePurposeExpires in
PHPSESSIDThis cookie contains a randomly generated string the web server uses to identify the user session. This cookie does not contain any user information.When you close your web browser.
wordpress_test_cookieIf you visit our login page, we set this cookie temporarily to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any user information.When you close your web browser.
wordpress_logged_in_[hash], wordpress_sec_[hash]When you log in, we set up several cookies to save your login information. Login cookies last for two days. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your personal information by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your login information). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.Up to 2 weeks (see the purpose description).
wp-settings-[uid],
wp-settings-time[uid]
When you log in, we set up several cookies to save your screen display choices. The value represented by [uid] is your individual user ID assigned to you during the registration on our website.1 year

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

NamePurposeExpires in
comment_author_[hash], comment_author_email_[hash], comment_author_url_[hash]If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.1 year

The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your personal information by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your name, email address and website). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you.

The following cookies are part of the Google Analytics service:

NamePurposeExpires in
_gatGoogle Analytics uses this cookie to throttle request rate. This cookie does not contain any user information.1 minute
_gidGoogle Analytics uses this cookie to count and track pageviews.1 day
_gaIn order for Google Analytics to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user, a unique identifier, associated with that particular user, must be sent with each hit. Google Analytics accomplishes this via generation of a unique, random string for each user and storing it in this cookie, so subsequent visits to the same site can be associated with the same user. Using this cookie allows Google Analytics to identify unique users across browsing sessions, but it cannot identify unique users across different browsers or devices.2 years

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Website or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please contact us.