Privacy & Cookie Policy

The following document outlines the privacy & cookie policy of the website.


We use cookies to know when users are logged in to Alpha Core services, and to track site preferences.

We also use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.

Cookies used by Alpha Core are:

  • __gpi, this Google AdSense advertising cookie has a duration of 13 months.
  • _ga, this Google Analytics analytical cookie has a duration of 13 months. It is used to distinguish users.
  • _wpss_h_, _wpss_p_, _wpss_r_, _wpss_j_, _wpss_v_, JCS_INENREF, JCS_INENTIM and NCS_INENTIM, these WordPress WP-SpamShield technical cookies have a duration of 1 hour. They are used to detect and discard spam or malware.
  • displayCookieConsent, this technical cookie has a duration of 1 year. It prevent the cookie notification banner from being shown again.
  • P_REST, this technical cookie has a duration of 1 month. It’s function is pending investigation.
  • PHPSESSID, this technical cookie has a session duration. As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
  • wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_logged_sec_*, thes technical cookies have session duration. WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
  • wordpress_test_cookie, this technical cookie has session duration. WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
  • wp-settings-1 and wp-settings-time-1 are technical cookies with a duration of 1 year. WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Users have the option to stop accepting the use of cookies at any time through their browser, or stop accepting every time you start a navigation session on our website. Most of the browsers allow user to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ label from the user’s browser menu.


In order to understand traffic to our sites and diagnose technical problems, we log individual web requests. These logs include time of request, individual IP address, referer, and user agent strings.

Except in the case of malicious traffic, we will not share log data with any third party, unless compelled by legal process to do so.

Third Party Services


Alpha Core uses Google Universal Analytics to track aggregate behavior of visitors on

Google Universal Analytics is a service hosted on Google’s servers. It is activated by a JavaScript snippet that loads on every page to send visitor behavioral information to Google. Alpha Core uses this information to understand how visitors use our site. Sometimes Alpha Core will run A/B tests, where Google Analytics will track cookies set on users to divide them into groups that get slightly different pages to see which perform better. Visitors who have Do Not Track enabled will not have any information sent to Google’s servers for use in analytics.

Alpha Core also utilizes Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. This means we combine personally identifiable information about your browsing habits and merge it with Google’s tracking cookies, all of which goes to Google. This is enabled by default for all visitors to You can opt out of this by enabling Do Not Track headers in your browser or installing and enabling the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

Content Hosting

Uses can choose to display a Gravatar associated with the email address on their account. This will expose a hash of the address to the public web and to Gravatar, which may be a privacy concern.


If you have any questions or feedback regarding this privacy policy, including if you feel Alpha Core or someone within the Alpha Core community has violated it, or if you are concerned about Alpha Core’s general philosophy toward user privacy, we invite you to contact us using our Contact page.