What about Cookies?
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.
You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.
Additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as Google Analytics. To exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the ‘Google Analytics’ section below.
Why Google Analytics?
We know, Google Analytics sounds scary. Actually, though, it is not as intrusive as it sounds. Google Analytics simply helps us understand how our customers use the Site by installing a cookie on your browser that records information such as which pages you visit, how long you spend on the pages, and the general area you are in. Don’t worry, none of this information is linked in any way to you; instead, it is aggregated into general statistics and anonymised. Not even Google actually know who you are or collect information attached to you in any way. This general information is really helpful to us (and particularly our technology developer) as it allows us to understand what users like (and don’t like) about the Site so that we can make it better for you. Without this information, updates we make to the Site would be wild guesses, making it much harder to provide meaningful, relevant content that serves you and saves you time and energy.
You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. If this still sounds too scary, you can also opt-out of Google Analytics by installing their browser extension here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Our developer will get over it!
For further information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
Do Not Track
Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser. This is not out of a desire to ignore your request, but because our system is unsure how to react, and therefore behaves as normal.
Last updated: 14 May 2021