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Webgains Cookies

A HTTP cookie (usually just called a cookie) is a small amount of data sent from us to your web browser. Each time you visit us, your web browser sends us back this text. To find out more about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org

How Webgains uses cookies
  • As an affiliate network our job is to ensure that a website that sends a customer to another website (called a merchant) is rewarded for a successful referral. An affiliate might be a voucher download site, a cashback reward site, a blog or any other website.
  • This reward process is enabled by using cookies to recognise if you were referred to a merchant by one of our affiliates. Our cookies contain no personally identifiable information.
  • A large part of the reason why so much is “free” on the internet is because websites can make money through advertising rather than charging you. Being rewarded for things that affiliates refer you to is one of the great advances that internet commerce has enabled and we believe is far preferable to forcing people to pay for services.
  • However, we fully respect your choice as an individual, if you prefer not to enjoy these benefits, we do not want to intrude on your privacy and provide full information on how to delete our cookies.
  • As well as using cookies for reward purposes, our web site also uses cookies to remember your preferences, for example, your preferred language (full details below).
Cookies set by Webgains

Here is a list of all the cookies Webgains sets along with their purpose:

Website cookies

Cookie Name What we use it for What we store in it Expires Notes
wgsite Used to decide whether to direct you to our USA or UK web site, saving you to have to make the choice every time you visit webgains.com Either ‘UK’ or ‘USA’ 12 months
usertype Used to decide if you are logging in to our system as an affiliate or a merchant so that we can get you to the right place Either ‘affiliateUser’ or ‘merchantUser’ 12 months
qtrans_cookie_test Used by our web site to determine if you have selected your preferred language The text qTranslate+Cookie+Test’ When you close your browser See reference for further information
wordpress* Our public website uses the popular wordpress blog system. This uses cookies to store information about your session if you are logged in. It stores no personal information. A value for your your session ID number 2 weeks See reference for further information
wp-settings Our public website uses the popular wordpress blog system. This cookie stores information about your settings so that you don’t have to tell us each time you visit us. It stores no personal information. See reference for further information
__utma We use google analytics to record activity on our website so that we can improve the user experience and understand where our traffic comes from. Google analytics, for more information see reference
__utmz We use google analytics to record activity on our website so that we can improve the user experience and understand where our traffic comes from. Google analytics, for more information see reference

Tracking cookies

Cookie Name What we use it for What we store in it Expires
wgs Used to remember that you viewed an ad or clicked on an ad during your current browser session
  • Web site id #
  • Merchant site id #
  • id # of the ad you clicked on
  • Any reference the website appends to the click
  • The time you clicked
  • Where you clicked from
  • The page referer of where you clicked from
  • The url the click led to expiry time of the relationship
  • Between the web site and the merchant
When you close your browser
wgdc Used to deduplicate clicks from the same source Either ‘affiliateUser’ or ‘merchantUser’ When you close your browser
wgc Used to remember that you clicked on a link in our network
  • Web site id #
  • Merchant site id #
  • id # of the ad you clicked on
  • Any reference the website appends to the click
  • The time you clicked
  • Where you clicked from
  • The page referer of where you clicked from
  • The url the click led to
  • Expiry time of the relationship between the website and the merchant
When you close your browser
wgi Used to recognise that you viewed an advert on our network
  • Web site id #
  • Merchant site id #
  • id # of the ad you viewed
  • Any reference the website appends
  • The time you viewed
  • Where you viewed the ad
  • The page referer of where you viewed the ad from
  • Expiry time of the relationship between
  • The website and the merchant
2 weeks
1234.sol (flash cookie). The name of the cookie can be any number and represents the merchant that you click through to. Used to remember that you clicked on a link in our network.
  • Web site id #
  • Merchant site id #
  • id # of the ad you clicked on
  • Any reference the website appends to
  • The click
  • The time you clicked
  • Where you clicked from
  • The page referer of where you clicked from
  • The url the click led to
  • Expiry time of the relationship between the website and the merchant
Varies according to the relationship between the 2 websites, typically 90 days

How you can remove Webgains Cookies

Please note that if you do decide to delete our cookies you may end up paying more for the goods & services you buy and/or not receive any cashback or discount due to you.

  • You can remove all our tracking cookies by deleting all cookies set from track.webgains.com.
  • You can remove all our non tracking cookies by deleting all cookies from any webgains domain eg, www.webgains.com, www.webgains.de, www.webgains.es etc etc
  • If you need instructions on how to delete cookies from your browser, please visit this page (How to delete cookies)
  • To view and delete flash cookies, please visit this page