WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit one of our websites or apps.
We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking beacons” or “clear gifs”) and local storage. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites or apps, or opened an email that we have sent them.
This document sets out more about the types of cookies we use, and why.
Cookies help us to operate our websites and services, enhance and customise your experience across our websites and services and perform analytics.
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our websites, apps and services, such as interactive content and analytics.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Below you can see a description of each cookie that we use, what it does and when its expires.
- Crumb: Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in EXP: Session
- ss_cid: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site EXP: 2 years
- ss_cpvisit: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site EXP: 2 years
- ss_cvisit: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site EXP: 30 minutes
- ss_cvr: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions EXP: 2 years
- ss_cvt: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site EXP: 30 minutes
We also use Google Analytics to monitor how our websites and apps are used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to the website or app, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on the website or app and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your device’s hard drive. These do not collect any personal data.
If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.
HOW CAN YOU CONTROL COOKIES?
To change your cookie settings, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser to prevent us from storing cookies on your computer hard drive.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser’s instructions.
Here are some links that might be of assistance:
- Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
- Microsoft Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-deletemanage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Safari https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
- Microsoft Edge https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy
Last updated: July 2019