What Cookies Are
Cookies are small files stored on your computer by your web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox) at the request of a site you're viewing. This allows the site you're viewing to remember things about you, such as your preferences and history or to keep you logged in. Cookies may be stored on your computer for a short time (such as only while your browser is open) or for an extended period of time. Cookies not set by this site will not be accessible to us.
Cookies are required to use the site and to provide your use of the site free of charge.
Acceptance of cookies is required for you to use the site.
These are the main cookies set during normal operation of the forum:
- xf_csrf: This cookie is used to store a user's cross-site request forgery token, preventing other applications from making malicious requests on the user's behalf.
- xf_session: This cookie is used to store a user's session identifier.
- xf_user: This cookie is used to store a user's "remember me" token, which allows us to keep you logged in to the software as you navigate from page to page.
- xf___crossTab: This local storage item is used to store information used to communicate across tabs, such as the current cross-site request forgery token.
- xf_cacheKey: This local storage item is used to store the cache key used for offline storage items.
- xf_dbWriteForced: This cookie is used to indicate that the request should be completed using the database write server.
- xf_editorDisabled: This local storage item is used to store whether or not a user has the rich text editor enabled.
- fr-copied-html: This local storage item is used to store a user's copied rich text when pasting into the text editor.
- fr-copied-text: This local storage item is used to store a user's copied plain text when pasting into the text editor.
- xf_guestUsername: This local storage item is used to store a guest user's username.
- xf_inline_mod: These cookies are used to store a user's currently selected inline moderation items.
- xf_language_id: This cookie is used to store a user's selected language.
- xf_lbSidebarDisabled: This local storage item is used to store whether or not a user has toggled the lightbox sidebar.
- xf_ls: This cookie is used to store a user's local storage contents in the event their browser does not support the native local storage mechanism.
- xf_multiQuote: These local storage items are used to store a user's multi-quote selections.
- xf_notice_dismiss: This cookie is used to store a user's dismissed notices.
- xf_style_id: This cookie is used to store a user's selected style.
- xf_tfa_trust: This cookie is used to determine if a user has previously chosen to trust this device without requiring further two-step verification for a period of time.
- xf_toggle: This cookie and local storage item are used to store a user's preferences for toggling various controls open or closed.
- xf_visitorCounts: This local storage item is used to store counts of a user's unread conversations and alerts.
- xf_emoji_usage: This cookie is used to store which emojis a user has recently used when composing a message.
- xf_from_search: This cookie is used to track when a user has arrived on the site from a search engine.
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Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser if you allow by setting your web browser to allow cookies. You can also set your web browser to deny cookies if you so choose which increases your privacy but may make some features or websites such as this one not usable.
Managing your cookies and cookie preferences within your browser's options/preferences varies by which browser you are using to view the web. Here is a list of guides on how to manage your cookies and cookie preferences for popular browser software: