Last edited: Sep 18, 20
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg. language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
We use necessary cookies to make our website and our app work. We would also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve your experience on our website and our app. We will not set optional cookies unless they are enabled by you. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.
If at any time you wish to disable our cookies, you may do so through the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable or delete our cookies that will prevent certain important areas and features of our service from functioning properly. (but if you do so you will not be able to use certain important features of our service). You can find additional information at AboutCookies.org.
Types of cookies and how we use them
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website or app, enabling core features like user logins and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website and app.
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website or app during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website or app you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site and on our app.
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We may use functionality cookies for selected features on our site or on our app. These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility.
Third-party cookies on our site and app
Specific cookie usage
We use the following cookies on our website, and in our app:
- __cfduid: essential cookie required for detecting malicious visitors (set by our network security provider, Cloudflare)
- __ga: performance cookie to analyze statistics about web app usage.
Our third-party privacy rationale
We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.
How you can control or opt out of cookies
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.