Like many other websites, The Tea Mavens (the “Site”) website uses session cookies as well as persistent cookies. These cookies help with website navigation and performing certain functions, such as submitting forms.

Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain webpages on our Site or accessing important functions. This Cookie Policy aims at informing you about our use of cookies and what this means for you.

What are Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that your browser receives from most websites on the Internet. The cookie usually contains information about the domain it came from, an expiry date, as well as a unique value, usually a randomly generated number that helps the server identify the cookie when the user returns.

Why The Tea Mavens Uses Cookies and Web Beacons

The Tea Mavens uses cookies, web beacons, and pixels to track website interactions, offer various website functionalities, and improve our website performance, to ensure utmost usability and user experience throughout our Site. Please note that some cookies are essential to make our Site work.

Analytics

If you may have noticed, we are constantly striving to improve your user experience on our Site. To identify what we can improve next, we are consistently analyzing anonymized user interactions with our site. This helps us understand how individuals like you are using our site, what features they use most often, and what problems and challenges they might be facing.

In particular, we are using Google Analytics and HotJar. Aside from the approximate location (determined via IP address, although not considered Personally Identifiable Information because it cannot be linked to any one individual), Google Analytics collects mostly anonymous traffic data including browser information, user language, and device information.

What Cookies Does The Tea Mavens Use?

Session Cookies

Session cookies are used by the server to store information about page activities so you can easily pick up where you left off. For more information, please see All About Cookies (external link).

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies (also known as tracking cookies) store user preferences. These settings make our website easier to navigate for you.

Google Analytics

Cookie name: __utma

Expiration: 2 years

Used 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.

Cookie name: __utmb

Expiration: 30 minutes

Used 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.

Cookie name: __utmc

Expiration: session

Determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Cookie name: __utmt

Expiration: 10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

Cookie name: __utmz

Expiration: 6 months

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site.

Cookie name: _ga

Expiration: 2 years

Used to distinguish users.

Cookie name: _gid

Expiration: 24 hours

Used to distinguish users.

Cookie name: _gat

Expiration: 1 minute

Used to throttle request rate.

HotJar

Cookie name: _hjIncludedInSample    

Expiration: 365 days

This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.

 

HubSpot

Cookie: __hstc

Expiration: 2 years

The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).

Cookie: hubspotutk

Expiration: 10 years

This cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.

Cookie: __hssc

Expiration: 30 minutes

This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.

Cookie: __hssrc

Expiration: End of session

Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it to 1 and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session.

LinkedIn

Cookie: lidc

Expiration: 1 day

Used for routing. Used on share buttons and ad tags

Cookie: bcookie

Expiration: 1 year

Browser ID cookie. Used on share buttons and ad tags.

Cookie: bscookie

Expiration: 1 year

Secure browser ID cookie. Used on share buttons and ad tags.

OptinMonster

Cookie: _omappvp

Expiration: Does not expire

These cookies are used by OptinMonster to identify returning visitors.

Cookie: _omappvs

Expiration: End of session

These cookies are used by OptinMonster to identify new visitors.

Cookie: om-592208

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-success-592208

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-success-cookie

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-558354

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-success-558354

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-532143

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-success-532143

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-532982

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-success-532982

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-813335

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Cookie: om-success-813335

Expiration: Less than 1 second

Newsletter sign-up form cookie only triggers when the sign-up form is submitted.  

Shareaholic

Cookie: shr_br

Expiration: 1 day

Unclassified

Squarespace

Cookie: crumb

Expiration: Session end

The crumb cookie is used in order to recognise a computer when a user visits our website. It also prevents cross-site request forgery.

Cookie: ss_cid

Expiration: 2 years

This cookie is used to identify a unique user for Squarespace Metrics. The value assigned is a random GUID, and no personally identifying information is associated with this cookie. The purpose of the ss_cid cookie is to determine the uniqueness of the user.

Cookie: ss_cvisit

Expiration: 30 minutes

This cookie is used to identify a user’s session. The value assigned is the timestamp of the initial page view for a session. This does not collect personally identifying information.

Cookie: ss_cpvisit

Expiration: 2 years

This cookie represents the same information as ss_cvisit with the exception that it stores the previous session instead of the current one.

Cookie: ss_cvr

Expiration: 2 years

This cookie is equivalent to the ss_cid cookie with the exception that it stores the values of the current and ss_cvisit ss_cpvisit cookies.

Cookie: ss_cvt

Expiration: 30 minutes

This cookie is equivalent to ss_cvisit with the exception that it stores a count of the page views for that session.

Cookie: SS_ABPP

Expiration: 3 years

This cookie is used to track unique visitors landing on the site.

Cookie: SS_MATTR and SS_MID

Expiration: 10 years

The SS_MATTR and SS_MID cookies identifies a unique visitor. No visitor information is stored except a unique ID dropped on visitors to the site.

 

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

Your browser may automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser preferences. Please be aware that disabling cookies may result in a loss of functionalities when accessing and using our Site. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, please refer to the description related to your browser:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

Google Analytics Opt-Out plugin

 

Questions

If there are any questions regarding these cookie policies, you may contact us using the information below.

theteamavens.com

Gunkelrode 1

Gunkelrode, Hessen 36179

Germany

mavens @ [site url]

Last Edited on May 11, 2018