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Cookie Policy

Please read this cookie policy carefully before using our site.

Updated 1st November 2020.

 

This site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. To review the privacy policy that apply to users of our site please read our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser, device or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.

Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognise you when you return to our site.

For more information on cookies (including how to disable them) is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

What cookies does our site use?

We use the following types of cookies:

Functional and required cookies:


Cookie Name

Cookie Purpose

 

Expiry Period

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Session

 

 

 

 

RecentRedirect

Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects.

 

30 minutes

 

 

 

 

squarespace-popup-overlay

Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it.

 

Persistent

 

 

 

 

squarespace-announcement-bar

Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it.

 

Persistent

 

 

 

 

ss_sd

Ensures that visitors on the Squarespace 5 platform remain authenticated during their sessions.

 

Session

 

 

 

 

Test

Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors.

 

Session

 

 

 

 

Analytics and Performance Cookies:


Cookie Name

Duration

Cookie Purpose

 

 

 

ss_cid

2 years

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

 

 

 

ss_cvr

2 years

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

 

 

 

ss_cvisit

30 minutes

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

 

 

 

ss_cvt

30 minutes

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

 

 

 

ss_cpvisit

2 years

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

 

 

 

ss_cookieAllowed

30 days

Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies

Google Analytics Cookie Usage:


Cookie Name

Expiration time

Description

 

 

 

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

 

 

 

_gid

24 hours

Used to distinguish users.

 

 

 

_dc_gtm_W5SBQMP

1 minute

Used to throttle request rate.

 

 

 

AMP_TOKEN

30 seconds to 1 year

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

 

 

 

UA-166048553-1

90 days

Contains campaign related information for the user.

 

 

 

__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

 

 

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

 

 

 

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

 

 

__utmc

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

 

 

__utmv

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Facebook Pixel Cookie Usage

We also use Facebook Pixel to give us more control over our advertising outcomes. Facebook Pixel allows us to collect cookie data that helps us build insight around our audiences, conversions, targeting and also to help us optimise our customer journey.

You can view your Facebook ad settings and update your preferences at any time by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Your choices: Managing cookies and opting-out

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Some devices allow you to control this through via your device settings. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, our site may not function properly and certain services may not be provided. Each browser and device is different, so check the settings menu of browser or device to learn how to change your advertising settings/cookie preferences. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
· Google Chrome
· Microsoft Edge
· Mozilla Firefox
· Microsoft Internet Explorer
· Opera
· Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.