What are cookies?
Unlike the delicious baked biscuits, an online cookie is a small file that is placed and stored on your device when websites are loaded in a browser. Their purpose is to help website “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (as a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (as a “persistent cookie”). They help provide you the user with a seamless visiting experience and help the site perform essential functions, such as remembering which items you have in your shopping basket, and allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may also be set by the website you are visiting or by 3rd parties who provide content or services for that website such as analytics tools, advertising and social media features. In such cases, information about your use of the website will be shared with my trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. Websites and html emails may also feature other tracking technologies such as “pixels”, which like cookies provide statistics for tracking purposes. If you disable cookies, pixels may still be loaded with restricted functionality.
How are cookies used?
Just like most other online services, my website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the way it’s supposed to. They do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. Third-party cookies are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with the website, helps to keep my services secure, provide advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and relevant user experience that helps speed up your future interactions with my website.
What types of cookies are used?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of my website. They allow the website to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit the login page, the website will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, the website will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Log-in cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The below list details the cookies used by my website.
|_fbp||third party||90 days||A Facebook cookie that is used to distinguish and keep track of unique users.|
|_ga||third party||2 years||An analytics cookie used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Third Party||24 hours||An analytics cookie used to distinguish users.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||persistent||7 days||A cookie used by my cookie consent tool. It records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||persistent||7 days||A cookie used by my cookie consent tool. It records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||Persistent||7 days||A cookie used by my cookie consent tool. It records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|viewed_cookie_policy||persistent||7 days||A cookie used by my cookie consent tool. It records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
How can you control your cookie preferences?