The hitched Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used to improve the performance of websites and to provide useful information to the website owners. Cookies can't harm your computer.

Why does hitched use Cookies?

We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • Technical - cookies are necessary for the efficient working of the site. For example, cookies enable our server to recognise registered users.
  • Ease of Use - cookies are used to improve the ease of use of our site. For example, cookies are used to remember your personal preferences and how you like information to be displayed.
  • Tracking - cookies are used to gather statistics on how people use our site, enabling us to make improvements to the usability of the site.
  • Marketing - cookies are used to enable us to present relevant messages to our users, for example allowing third parties to display appropriate advertising and to track its effectiveness.

Which Cookies does hitched Use?

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for:

Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Technical This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the website. The website wouldn't work for you without it.
CommunityServer Technical Enables users to make use of Hitched tools, such as forums and galleries.
CSAnonymous Tracking This cookie tracks anonymous visitors to the site.
CommunityServer-LastVisitUpdate Tracking This cookie tracks the last time you visited the site.
CommunityServer-UserCookie Tracking Cookie tracks forum usage but has no personally identifiable information.
CS Bucket Marketing This cookie enables targeted advertising.
CSRoles Ease of Use This cookie caches and encrypts your roles in order to improve the performance of the site.
Username Technical Encrypted cookie used to store password for 5 seconds during new registration and sign in.
Password Technical Encrypted cookie used to store password for 5 seconds during new registration and sign in.
HitchedLoginR Technical A Globally Unique Identifier (GUID), this cookie is used to remember if you are already logged in next time you visit.
JustReg Ease of Use This cookie contains the number 1 if you have just registered. This allows us to offer more information and help on the wedding planning tools to newly registered users.
SearchCriteria Ease of Use This cookie remembers the search criteria used when searching for venues. This allows you to go back and refine your search.

Does Hitched use any Third Party Cookies?

We have relationships with carefully-selected third parties who may also set cookies during your visit, these include:

Partner Name Cookie Name What their Cookies are used for
Facebook c_user; These cookies allow you to log-in to Hitched using your Facebook account.
Facebook locale Used by Facebook to provide information on a user's locale.
Facebook act; checkpoint; data; Datr; _e_0Xqq_0; _e_0Xqq_1; _e_0Xqq_2; _e_0Xqq_6; Fbsr_; fr; lu; Isd; p; presence; reg_ext_ref; reg_fb_gate; reg_fb_ref; s; sub; wd; xs Other cookies used to enable interaction between Hitched and Facebook.
Google Analytics NID; PREF; _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmv; _utmz These cookies enable Google Analytics software to function. This software helps us analyse visitor information and thereby improve the usability of our website.
Site Maker SMSESSION, SMPERSIST, SMCC These cookies are used by the software that allows you to create your personalised website. This is a legacy service that is not longer offered to newly registered users.
Affiliate Window
Doubleclick
Google
Sometimes we'll advertise on 3rd party websites. These cookies are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements you click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies.

hitched 'Share' Tools

If you choose to 'share' hitched content with friends through social networks - such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites.

We don't control the setting of third party cookies, so we suggest you check the third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How do I Opt Out of Cookies?

To make full use of hitched, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as access to certain parts of the site is only possible if cookies are enabled. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

More Information

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org