When you just don't know what to watch.

No, not the snack. The cookies I'm talking about are the little bytes of data that can be stored by websites on your browser. What information they hold, could be anything. Cookies are set by websites, you see, and usually contain information in regard to your browsing.

Here is a list of all the cookies this site currently uses:

  • anime_info - Anime information cached from the database, such as genres.
  • last_visit - Timestamp of your last visit used to compare lengths of time between visits.
  • hide_coffee - Used to detect if coffee message has been closed (reset every 20 days).
  • Google Analytics - Various cookies used by Google Analytics. Terms of service.
  • YouTube - Various cookies used by YouTube (via iframe). Terms of service.

As to why this site uses cookies, it's for convenience and efficiency. It is a lot quicker to reference a stored cookie, which is stored on the client, than to make a call to the database.

You may notice an increase in websites that make you acknowledge their use of cookies upon entering them. This is due to laws changing over in the EU. As of right now, it is not a requirement for this site, but do expect something of the sort in the future, as I am a very firm believer in transparency.

If you want to learn more about cookies, there is a great article on them here.