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Wayin Cookies & You

What is a cookie?

A very small text file managed by your web browser. A website can ask for one or more cookies to be stored in your browser and they often contain details like your user id and/or simple preferences. It can can only be read by the website (domain) that gave it to you.

A cookie's purpose

To help a website recognise you or react to your preferences. For example, it might be used to remember who you are and keep you logged in to a website or to react to preferences (e.g. that you normally shop for a particular brand of clothing).

You'll often find websites provide information about cookies including:

  • Cookie name name of the cookie which is being dropped
  • Purpose the reason for the collection of the data
  • Scope which websites (domains) can read it
  • Duration the length of time the cookie will be stored 
  • Data held the type of data held within cookies

Wayin Cookies

When viewing a Wayin experience as a consumer, the following cookies are set:

Cookie name: ngx

  • Purpose To help identify suspicious activity and prevent fraud during entry
  • Scope The wayin.com domain
  • Duration 1 year
  • Data held Contains a unique, randomly-generated, identifier

Cookie name ngx_v

  • Purpose To help identify suspicious activity and prevent fraud during voting
  • Scope The wayin.com domain
  • Duration 1 year
  • Data held Contains a unique, randomly-generated, identifier

Cookie name: ngx.auth.redirect

  • Purpose For some experiences, users can login using a social network or our customer's own login system. This cookie helps us return the user back to the right step in the experience after they have logged in.
  • Scope The wayin.com domain
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Data held Contains the URL that the user will be returned to after signing in

Cookie name ngx.auth.redirect.provider

  • Purpose For some experiences, users can login using a social network or our customer's own login system. This cookie helps identify the social network or website provider that the user logged in with.
  • Scope The wayin.com domain
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Data held Contains the name of the social network or website provider 

In addition, for those who login and manage Wayin experiences (creating, publishing, moderating, etc.) some additional cookies are set which are not covered by this article:

  • Cookies to manage your secure, authenticated session
  • Cookies to understand usage of the Wayin console (via Segment and Google Analytics)
  • Cookies to understand usage and provide product notifications & guides (via Segment and Intercom)

If you're looking to verify the cookies set for a consumer, please ensure you use an Incognito (or equivalent) browser window to view an experience to avoid any confusion with console-related cookies.