Effective starting: March 31, 2020
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Cookies on our website are used for a variety of different purposes, but generally speaking their use breaks down into the following categories:
|Cookie Name||Expiration||Type / Category||What does it do?||Purpose|
|__cfduid||30 days||Third party (cloudflare.com) / Strictly necessary||The ‘__cfduid’ cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.||The ‘__cfduid’ cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.|
Understanding the Cloudflare cookies.
|_hjIncludedInSample||365 days||Third party (hotjar.com)||Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.||Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.|
|_hjid||365 days||Third party (hotjar.com)||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will beattributed to the same user ID.||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will beattributed to the same user ID.|
|_fbp||Session||Third Party (facebook.com)||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products on Facebook.|
|ga, _gat_gtag_UA_, _gid||2 years, Session, 1 day||Third-party (google.com)||Google Analytics cookies. Used by Google to distinguish unique users||These are performance cookies which we use to collect information about how our visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to improve the website experience. The cookies collect information such as: the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.|
In terms of duration, we may use two different types of cookies on our websites:
Session Cookies. This type of cookies makes it easier for you to use the site, and they store information temporarily only within the session of your browser. Typically, the information that is stored through them is what services you’ve added to your cart, which pages of the site you’ve visited, and how you’ve accessed some information. They do not collect any information from your computer and are automatically deleted when you leave the Website or end the session of your browser.
These cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our websites;
Persistent Cookies. They enable us to store specific browsing information, such as analyzing site visits, how you’ve reached the Website, what pages you’ve reviewed, what options you’ve chosen, and where you’ve been targeting through this Website. Tracking this information enables us to make improvements to the Website, including bug fixes and content expansion. The shelf life of this type of cookie varies according to its intended purpose.
These cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete them (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie, as well as your browser settings, as stated below).
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
For further information please refer to:https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.
“Do Not Track”: Some newer Internet browsers have incorporated Do Not Track features, and when turned on, they send a signal to the websites you visit, telling the website that you do not want to be tracked while browsing. Websites differ in how they respond to these Do Not Track signals, as there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the Do Not Track signal. Because of this lack of clarity, our website does not respond to the browser Do Not Track signal. Thus, most cookies will continue to be stored until you choose to delete them.
Policy number: 7874704d344ca359aa2c75d901ecc25bb1313bd2