Cookies on the Beholder site
The Beholder website doesn’t explicitly track your activity, or collect
useage analytics. Specifically, Google Analytics were removed from the
site some years ago because I grew uncomfortable about revealing your
private activity here to Google in return for data that I didn’t
really need to have. Obviously, there’s no surveillance-style
ad-tracking going on here either, because there’s no third-party
There are a few places where cookies are used to manage a “session” if
you login or make preference-style choices that need to be preserved
between page requests (the more recent projects on the site use local
storage for this instead). If any cookies are currently set,
they are listed below.
Beholder.uk cookies currently not set in your browser:
This is the Planetarium login
cookie. It’s a session cookie, which means it automatically expires when
you close your browser. While you’re logged in, it contains your
readername and some session-specific stuff that the server matches
against what it gave you when you logged in, to stop someone else casually
This is the This Week in Steam cookie that
remembers your “favourite stations” (it contains a comma-separated list
of station codes).
The Concuspidor uses a cookie to
remember your display preferences (if you change them). The original
site didn’t do this: it’s a new (well, 2012) thing to make it a
little easier to read.
This cookie is used as a lightweight login token for the “Readers Only”
section of the Knot-Shop Man pages.
This is a cookie set by the software that runs Planetarium’s xiii Forum.
This is an authenticating cookie sometimes set by the software that
This is a username cookie sometimes set by the software that
All the beholder.uk cookies are set with
this page can “see” them. Also, cookies are used on the Beholder
project Fudebakudo, but
because that runs on a separate domain, they won’t show up here.