Quantum Science Wiki:Cookie Policy

How and why do we use cookies

A cookie is a tiny data file that we transfer onto your device that you use to access The Quantum Science Wiki. We won't feed cookies to your browser unless it is necessary. All of our cookies are first-party and only utilized when needed, and they are not shared with any third-party.

What types of cookies do we use and why?

Cookies are not required if you are only reading articles on The Quantum Science Wiki. We use cookies in general to provide a safer and better experience to you when you are browsing or editing on this site.

Functionality

These cookies help The Quantum Science Wiki work and are essential to provide a smooth core experience.

Name Service Expiry Registered user Why do we store it?
mwuser-sessionId MediaWiki JS Session No This cookie helps us to manage your unique session on our wiki. It is used for client-side features.
_session MediaWiki PHP Session No This cookie helps us to manage your unique session on our wiki. It is used for server-side features.
UserID, UserName MediaWiki PHP 1/6 months Yes This cookie helps us to identify you to the wiki and allows us to keep you logged in on the wiki. It is stored for six months instead of one when you choose "Keep me logged in" in the log in page.
Token MediaWiki PHP 6 months Yes This cookie allows us to keep you logged in on the wiki. It is only stored when you choose "Keep me logged in" in the log in page.
thanks-thanked Thanks 1 month Yes We use Thanks to allow the users to send a thank you message to other users. This cookie is used to keep track of which revisions and comments the user has already thanked for.

Preferences

These cookies store your preferences, so that they can be remembered the next time you use The Quantum Science Wiki, for a more customized experience. All of the cookies below are only saved when you interact with the according feature.

Name Service Expiry Registered user Why do we store it?
changeslist-state MediaWiki JS 1 month No This cookie is used to indicate whether you have hidden the legend box on the recent changes page. It is only active on the recent changes page.
cookiewarning_dismissed CookieWarning 1 month No We use CookieWarning to add a cookie banner to our wiki. This cookie is used to indicate whether you have agreed with our cookie policy or not.
dismissSiteNotice DismissableSiteNotice 1 month No We use DismissableSiteNotice to allow the site notice to be dismissed. This cookie is used to indicate whether you have dismissed the site notice or not.
hidetoc MediaWiki JS 1 month No This cookie is used to indicate whether you have hidden the table of content on article pages. It is only active on pages with table of content.
VEE VisualEditor 1 month Yes We use VisualEditor to provide a user-friendly interface to edit our wiki. This cookie is used to indicate whether you prefer the visual edit mode, or the source edit mode. It is only active on pages that allow VisualEditor.

What are my cookie options?

While we do not have options to limit the use of cookies on our end currently, below are some of the options that you can do on your end. Although cookie is not required to browse the wiki, please note that some features may not function properly if you disable them. If you wish to avoid the use of cookie while retaining full functionalities on the wiki, you can safely disable the cookie that are not listed in the Functionality section.

  • Remove, disable, or block cookies through your browser settings
  • Use a browser extension to block cookies

Where can I find more information?

Please refer to our privacy policy for additional information.