Privacy Policy

Cookies used on websites built on Voog

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that a website stores on a visitor’s device. Cookies are retrieved by the visitor’s browser each time they return to the site.

Cookies make it possible to tailor websites to a particular user and prevent users from having to re-enter some of the information on each visit. For example, the shopping contents are stored in the browser's session storage and this makes it possible to remember which items the website's visitor has added to shopping cart when browsing among different product pages of the webstore. Language cookies help to store website visitor's language preference next time they visit the website. Storing strictly necessary cookies does not need visitor's consent. 

Cookies and browser session storage objects set by Voog system:

Voog website cookies

Site language cookie

  • Name: site_lang
  • Storage: Cookie
  • Description: Stores the last used language code.
  • Creation moment: First visit
  • Expiry date: 2 years
  • Data used: The language code is used to show the website's home page in the correct language for returning visitors.

Session cookie

  • Name: _edicy_session
  • Storage: Cookie
  • Description: Voog's encrypted session cookie for website administrators and password protected pages' visitors. Not used for anonymous visitors.
  • Creation moment: First visit
  • Expiry date: 14 days
  • Data used:
    • Stores administrator's session information (user identification, interface language).
    • Stores session information (user identification) for password protected page visitors.

Ecommerce cart data

  • Name: VoogShoppingCartData and VoogShoppingCartVersion
  • Storage: Session storage
  • Description: Holds user's shopping cart data.
  • Creation moment: When user adds the first product to the cart and only if ecommerce is enabled for the site.
  • Expiry date: End of the browser session.
  • Data used: Shopping cart checkout data.

Voog statistics service cookies

Set by the Voog statistics service when the block is present in the website's design template.

All stock designs include this code block to help provide simple statistics for website owners about their site's visitors. It helps website owners to get data about how popular and informative some parts of their website is where the visitors are coming from. Since it helps to provide better content to site visitors it is recommended to treat this as a strictly necessary cookie.

  • Name: __ewsa
  • Storage: Cookie
  • Description: Voog website visitors data for the statistics service.
  • Creation moment: Visit
  • Expiry date: 2 years
  • Data used: Used to track unique visitors on the site.

  • Name: __ewsb
  • Storage: Cookie
  • Description: Voog website visits data for the statistics service.
  • Creation moment: Visit
  • Expiry date: 30 minutes
  • Data used: Used to track single visits on the site.

Cookie usage notification

At the moment there is no built-in cookie usage notification in Voog but its possible to use third-party solutions. Some services:

There is no option to turn off strictly necessary cookies like site language, session cookies and shopping cart session storage in Voog.

If the site owner decides that the Voog built-in statistics service is not necessary , there are two options:

1) Turn off Voog analytics completely:

The owner can customize the site template and remove this line of code from the design: {{ }}

2) Make the analytics tracking cookies confirmable by visitors

Some cookie notification service providers supports opt-in cookies (e.g Cookie Script (intructions) and Cookie Consent (instructions)). These solutions require some modification in template code. The code line {{ }} should be replaced with hard coded Voog analyctics code (you can find it from Settings -> Site -> Voog tracking code) that is wrapped inside code required by cookie notification provider.

Third-party cookies

Notice that you should inform your site visitors also about cookies set by third-party scripts that you have might added to your site (like Google Analytics, FB Pixel etc). Read more from Cookie Script third-party instructions.