About Obelisk

Cookie Policy

This statement was last updated July 7, 2022.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is standard for most websites.

Use of cookies on Obelisk Art History

We use cookies to provide users with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of such identification technologies.

Registered users

Obelisk’s content management system uses from one to three cookies to note registration status for admin users. No login is required to for public users to view Obelisk’s content.

Analytics and site statistics

We also use these technologies to gather usage information and statistics regarding use of the Obelisk website. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily. We also use usage information to generate various reports regarding use of the Obelisk website. These reports contain aggregated information about users and do not single out users individually. Information about the cookies used on the Obelisk website can be found below.

Measuring effectiveness of our activities

We may use online identification technologies from marketing partners, third party sites and social media platforms. These technologies help us measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to the Obelisk website from a Obelisk ad. We use these technologies to compile statistics about visitors who interact with the Websites and other Obelisk online content, to gauge the effectiveness of our ads, and to provide more pertinent information to our visitors.

Using your browser to control cookies

Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.

For information on additional browsers and device types please see aboutcookies.org or cookiecentral.com/faq.

Managing Analytics cookies

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing history within the Obelisk website recorded by analytics cookies. We use Google Analytics, and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies at marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms.

Cookie disclosure

The following section explains the types, categories, and purpose of cookies on the Obelisk website. By using this website you consent to the deployment of cookies for the stated purpose.

Types of cookies:

Session cookies: these cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain in your browser for a set period of time after the browser session (unless deleted by you).

Categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are fundamental to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site. They are usually set in response to your actions on the site, such as filling in forms, setting preferences, or logging in.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site, and how frequently a certain feature is used. We usually aggregate the data for review but in some cases we may collect information on content you have viewed in order to understand what interests you most.

_ga : Google Analytics, expires after 2 years

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to Obelisk. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits arthistoryproject.com, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to understand whether a visitor is a single time visitor or a repeat visitor to the Obelisk Website, and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

_ga_<container-id> : Google Analytics, expires after 2 years

This Google Analystics cookie is used to preserve session state. Used in coordination with the _ga cookie above.

_gat : Google Analytics, expires after 10 minutes

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to Google documentation it is used to throttle the request rate-limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

_gid : Google Analytics, expires after 24 hours

This cookie stores a unique user session identifier.

wire : Processwire, expires at end of session

Necessary cookie used by Obelisk’s CMS, ProcessWire.

wires : Processwire, expires at end of session

Necessary cookie used by Obelisk’s CMS, ProcessWire. Used to store login information.

wires_challenge : Processwire, expires in 30 days

Obelisk uses processwire performance cookies which don't involve any personal data. The IP is only used to determine a user’s session and data is erased once a session has ended. Wires_challenge is used to prevent brute force login attacks with the cookie stored for 30 days from users visit to the website unless user overrides within the browser.

acceptCookies : Obelisk, expires after 90 days

Used to track site users’ acceptance of the cookie policy.

By continuing to browse Obelisk you agree to our Cookie Policy