WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit it. A cookie typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).
TYPES OF COOKIE
Session cookies vs. persistent cookies
Session cookies only last as long as your online session. This means that they will disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. They are therefore also sometimes referred to as temporary cookies. Typically session cookies are used to remember what a user put in their basket when they are browsing a website.
Persistent cookies are different. These cookies are sometimes called permanent cookies. They will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser. These types of cookies will expire according to the time specified in the cookie.
What’s the difference between first and third party cookies?
First party cookies are cookies that are set by the website that you are visiting and it’s only this website that can access and read these cookies.
Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. As an example, some pages have content from other sites like YouTube. YouTube may set their own cookies on your browser when you play the video from YouTube. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
Necessary cookies are required for the basic functionality of a website to work. If you have an account with us, we use necessary cookies to make it possible for you to only have to enter your username and password once during a visit to our website.
Necessary cookies would help with ensuring that you are given the option to accept or reject cookies, block non-necessary cookies from working until you give consent, and remember your cookie settings and choices. The cookies also help keep track of, if, and when, you gave consent to analytical cookies.
Necessary cookies are also used for payment processing.
It’s not possible to reject or accept the necessary cookies as they are core for the functionality of a website.
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services.
We do not use this type of cookie on our site.
Analytical cookies gather statistics. The information collected via the analytical cookies track how you use a website during your visit. It helps understand visitor usage patterns, identify, and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving the website experience.
We will only set analytical cookies on your device if you give us your consent.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns, and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
This is a strictly necessary cookie provided by CloudFlare to keep the user identified properly across Cloudflare, speed up page load times and help improve security of the website.
IsPrimaryDomain (session cookie)
These strictly necessary cookies from Legal Monster help with ensuring that you are given the option to accept or reject cookies, block non-necessary cookies from working until you give consent and remember your cookie settings and choices.
CAN I GET A VIRUS FROM COOKIES?
No. Cookies are a text-based data format that cannot contain any executable code. They are not a potential security risk.
HOW TO DELETE COOKIES
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.
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