List of Cookies

Map Display and Controls

Cookie
Function
Classification
v2_geo_zip
Geocoded zip (postal) code
Functional
v2_geo_lat
Geocoded user's latitude
Functional
v2_geo_lng
Geocoded user's longitude
Functional
v2_geo_time
Geocoded timestamp. Geocoded data is primarily used on first load to set your map view OR if user clicks on "center me" button. Location geocode gets refreshed again if over an hour has elapsed
Functional
v2_plugshare_lat
User's current map view's latitude
Functional
v2_plugshare_lng
User's current map view's longitude
Functional
v2_plugshare_zoom
User's current map zoom level
Functional
v2_traffic_layer
Map controls to show/hide traffic
Functional
v2_map_type
Map display type: Normal / Terrain / Satellite
Functional

User Account

Cookie
Function
Classification
v2_plugshare_email
Saved email to verify logged in user on next visits
Functional
v2_plugshare_password
Hashed password, used for authentication
Functional
v2_plugshare_visits
Incrementing counter of Plugshare.com visits, used to display welcome screen
Analytical
v2_plugshare_locale
User's set region (locale)
Functional

Menu UI State

Cookie
Function
Classification
v2_menu_[item]
When user toggles menu dropdowns, saves which menu and submenus are open
item = menu, legend, filters, region, outlets, networks, include, amenities, plugscore, extras, account, bookmarks, new, settings, trip, app
Functional

Filters for Map and Search

Cookie
Function
Classification
v2_outlet_[combo]
Set a specific outlet filter on/off
combo = outlet_id, outlet_power
Functional
v2_network_[network_id]
Set a specific network filter on/off
Functional
v2_[filter]
Set include filters and "Other Networks" on/off
filter = Payment Required, Restricted, Residential, Currently In-Use
Functional
v2_filter_score
Set PlugScore filter value
Functional
v2_port
Flag that cookies have been carried over from old PlugShare web; don't rerun cookie porting next time
Functional
v2_[key]
Misc remainder carry over cookies from old PlugShare web
Functional

Trip Planner

Cookie
Function
Classification
v2_trip_along
Checkbox toggle for "Show Along Route Only"
Functional
v2_trip_radius
Adjustable slider for Show Along Route's search radius
Functional
v2_trip_range
Checkbox toggle for "Show Range Estimate"
Functional
v2_trip_max_range
Adjustable slider for user's vehicle's max range
Functional
v2_trip_wait
Checkbox toggle for "Add Wait Times"
Functional
v2_plugshare_trips
Cncrementing counter for Trip Planner uses
Functional
v2_trip_metric
User's preference for display units in metric or imperial
Functional
v2_trip_[type]
Toggle route avoidances
type = tolls, highways, ferries
Functional

Google Analytics

Cookie
Function
Classification
_gid
User identifier persists 24 hours
Analytical
_gat
Google Analytics throttle request rate
Analytical
_ga
User identifier persists 2 years
Analytical

Google Ad Manager Double Click for Publishers

Cookie
Function
Classification
_gads
Google Ads and Double Click for Publishers. We have a sponsorship in New Zealand. We use Double Click for publishers to determine if the user is in New Zealand and then display a banner on the site.
Marketing

Infrastructure

Cookie
Function
Classification
session
Used for load balancing web traffic across our server farms
Functional