WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a piece of information that a website stores on the website browser on your computer. The browser sends the information back to the website to enable the website to recognise the user. Cookies include information such as the lifetime and expiry date of the cookie, the domain the cookie has come from and an identifier – for example, a random unique number.
MANAGING COOKIES USING YOUR BROWSER
Internet browsers usually provide an option to manage cookie settings in the ‘Options’, ‘Preferences’ or ‘Settings’ menu. You can find more about using your browser’s cookie settings either via the browser help menu or on the browser’s own website. Cookies can be deleted by using your internet browser, but you must disallow them otherwise they will be reapplied the next time you visit a website. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may limit the functionality of our website.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies usually fit into one or more of the following four categories.
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. We are not required to get your consent to the use of Strictly Necessary Cookies. They last for one “session” and expire when you leave our website or close the browser. Cookies that fall into this category are: i. Shopping cart cookies; ii. Access to protected areas of a website; iii. Remembering previously entered text so it’s not lost if the page refreshes.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
Performance Cookies store anonymous information only and therefore cannot be used to identify you. We are required to get your consent to the use of Performance Cookies. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Performance Cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before their expiry time. Cookies that fall into this category are: i. Analytics; ii. Advertising; iii. Pay Per Click.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember your preferences to personalise your experience on our website. We are required to get your consent to the use of Functionality Cookies. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Functionality Cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before their expiry time. Cookies that fall into this category are: i. Detecting if you have already seen a pop-up to ensure it doesn’t get shown to you again; ii. Submitting comments; iii. Remembering colours, font sizes and page backgrounds.
Category 4: Targeted Advertising Cookies
Targeted Advertising Cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. The information they store is not anonymous. We are required to get your consent to the use of Targeted Advertising Cookies. We will ask for consent from you to store these cookies on your device using a pop-up, overlay, splash page or header/footer bar. Cookies that fall into this category are: i. Collecting information about browser habits to target advertising; ii. Collecting information about browser habits to target website content.
Cookies for Unregistered users:
|CookieNotice||gocct.com||Stores a true/false flag indicating your cookie consent. This cookie has a duration of 1 month|
|gocct.com||These are Google Analytics cookies and are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The information is in anonymous form and includes the number of visitors for each page, how they came to the site and the pages they visited. More information about Google Analytics can be found here.
_ga distinguishes users and has a duration of 2 years
Additional First Party Cookies for Registered Users:
|icwp-wpsf||gocct.com||This cookie is related to security and is used to flag that a user has additional privileges. It has a permanent duration|
|gocct.com||These cookies are related to security. They are used to flag that a user is logged in and to store authentication details. They are are deleted at the end of every session or when a user logs out.|
Third Party Cookies for all Users:
|nid||google.com||This cookie is used by Google associated with the CAPTCHA images. It is used to prevent computer generated responses to our forms from swamping our webserver and has a duration of 6 months.|
|1p_jar||google.com||This cookie is used by Google to monitor how you use our website and any advertising that you may have seen before visiting our site. It has a duration of 1 month.|
|youtube.com||These cookies are set by the Google YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube videos. They are predominantly used for user preference information.
consent is permanentgps has a duration of 30 minutes
pref has a duration of 8 months
visitor_info1_live has a duration of 6 months
ysc is deleted at the end of the session
|ide||doubleclick.net||This cookie is used by Google to improve your online experience. For example, by measuring your action after watching one of our embedded videos. It has a duration of 2 years.|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to test whether a user’s browser supports cookies.|
|podbean.com||These Cookies are set by the Pod bean service on pages with embedded podcasts.
_ _cfduid is Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic and has a duration of 1 year
Awselb is a Load Balancing Cookie: Used to map the session to the instance and lasts until the end the of session
PbSecureSusId is the cookie podbean cookie to ensure users are on secure sessions, these expire with the session end
_ _atuvc is a functional cookie, associated with the AddThis sharing widget, that allows a file to be shared on specific platforms. It stores an updated share count and expires after 2 years.
_ _atuvs Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis. This expires after 1 day
|AddThis.com||These Cookies are set by the AddThis.com service on pages with embedded shared files or links – e.g podcasts and videos
Ioc is a geo-location cookie, so we know approximately where people sharing information are located. This expires after 13 months.
Uvc is used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. Addthis allows the user to share a webpage with many social sites. This expires after 13 months
Last Edited 16th August 2019