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Cookie Policy

last modified: February 3, 2019

We use cookies. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are used, why they are used, and gives you controls that you can use to choose which types of cookies you want to allow. This Cookies Policy applies to this website and any other website owned by (collectively the "Sites").

Please read the Cookie Policy carefully. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Cookie Policy, please send us an email to Also, make sure to read our Privacy Policy to learn about our privacy practices, if you haven't already.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which may be placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They allow us to understand how our users use our Sites and to display personalized content and ads.

Your consent to cookies

By consenting to our use of cookies, you give us and our third-party partners permission to place cookies on your computer, and to access them in the future. The cookies that we and our third-party partners use are listed in the following section. In the "Manage allowed cookies" section of this page, you are also given controls to manage which types of cookies are allowed.

What cookies we use and why

The cookies that we use can be split into the following types:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Functional cookies
  • Targeting cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are required for the proper functioning of our Sites. Most modern browsers allow you to disable cookies. However, if you decide to disable cookies, a modal dialog may be presented to you on every page you visit since the fact that you dismissed it is stored in a cookie, and you may not be able to access certain features that our Sites offer, or will offer in the future.

Here's the list of the strictly necessary cookies used:

  • Cookie: Cookie consent

    Name: cookieConsent


    Expires: in 1 year

    Purpose: Stores the cookie consent which is used to determine what types of cookies are allowed to be used on Phyley websites. The cookie consent is recorded upon the user visiting the website, or, where required by privacy laws, after the user gives an explicit cookie consent by interacting with, for example, the cookie banner or the cookie controls.

  • Cookie: Cookie consent history

    Name: cookieConsentHistory

    Domain:,, and other subdomains

    Expires: No expiration

    Purpose: This is an entry in the Local Storage of the browser. It is used to remember how the cookie consent was obtained and how it changed over time due to user interactions with, for example, the cookie controls. We keep track of this because, in those instances where we are required to obtained an explicit cookie consent from the user, we must store details about how the cookie consent was obtained so that we have proof that the user gave the consent.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used to gather information about your usage of the Sites. This includes information such as pages visited and time spent on a page. These cookies also allow to distinguish returning visitors from new visitors. The collected analytics data is anonymous and we use it to understand how our visitors use the Sites, which in terms allows us to make improvements to our Sites.

Here's the list of the performance cookies used:

  • Cookie: Google Analytics cookies

    Name: _ga, _gid, _gat


    Expires: _ga in 2 years, _gid in 1 day, _gat in 1 minute

    Purpose: These Google Analytics cookies are used to gather information about your usage of the Sites. This information is anonymous and is used by us for statistical purposes.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on the Sites.

At the moment, we do not use any functional cookies. However, we may start using them in the future as we add more features to our Sites.

Targeting cookies

On some pages of our Sites, we may display personalized advertisements or embedded YouTube videos. Personalized ads rely on the usage of targeting cookies, which are placed by third-party advertising companies when you browse our Sites and other websites in order to understand your browsing interests, and thus serve advertisements which are relevant to you. Targeting cookies are also placed by third-party services, such as YouTube when we embed a YouTube video on a page.

Here's the list of the targeting cookies used:

  • Cookie: DoubleClick cookies

    Name: IDE, DSID, test_cookie


    Expires: IDE in 1 year, DSID in 2 weeks, test_cookie in 1 day

    Purpose: These cookies are set by Google DoubleClick to measure the performance of the displayed ads and to serve users personalized ads across the web.

  • Cookie: Google cookies


    Domain: and country-specific versions of that domain (for example,

    Expires: 1P_JAR in 1 month, ANID in 1 year, APISID in 2 years, CONSENT in 20 years, HSID in 2 years, NID in 6 months, OGP in 1 month, OGPC in 1 month, SAPISID in 2 years, SID in 2 years, SIDCC in 3 months, SSID in 2 years

    Purpose: These cookies are set by Google in connection with our use of Google services, such as Google AdSense. You can find details about Google cookies here:

  • Cookie: Google AdSense cookie

    Name: __gads


    Expires: in 2 years

    Purpose: This cookie is set by Google AdSense to measure the interactions with ads and prevent the same ads from being shown too many times.

  • Cookie: Google AdSense experiment cookies

    Name: google_experiment_mod and similar (for example, google_experiment_mod3)

    Domain:,, and other subdomains

    Expires: No expiration

    Purpose: These are entries in the Local Storage of the browser. They are set by Google AdSense to experiment with advertisements in order to determine which ads perform best.

  • Cookie: YouTube cookies



    Expires: GPS in 30 minutes, PREF in 8 months, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE in 6 months, YSC at the end of your browsing session

    Purpose: These cookies are set by YouTube when a YouTube video is embedded on a page. They allow YouTube to track user activities, such as how the user interacts with YouTube videos across different websites and what videos are viewed, as well as detect the user's location and bandwidth.

Manage allowed cookies

The following controls let you manage which types of cookies are allowed when you are using our Sites. Additionally, besides these controls, you should be able to delete and block cookies in your browser settings.

A checked box indicates that the specified cookies are allowed.

Note: Strictly necessary cookies cannot be disabled as they are required for the proper functioning of our Sites.

Note: If you decide to opt-out of personalized advertisements by disabling targeting cookies, we may still show non-personalized advertisements which are based on contextual information, such as the content of the page you're viewing. In that case, no cookies are used for ad targeting. However, cookies are still used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and prevention of fraud and abuse.


Changes to this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy may change from time to time, as we introduce new features to the Sites or for any other reason. You should be looking at this Cookie Policy regularly, and checking whether the last modified date changed since last time.

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