We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
3rd Party Unique/Returning Cookie (is_unique)
This holds data on your visits to websites which use StatCounter. We solely use it to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on each website and to estimate your accumulated unique visits per site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.
Note: This method is being phased out (2016) in favour of 1st party cookies:
1st Party Visitor Cookie (sc_is_visitor_unique)This cookie is set by the website that you visit. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). Similarly to the is_unique cookie, this cookie also stores a count of your returning visits.