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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.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

We have placed a link to this Cookie Policy on every page of our www.gocct.com website with the expectation that it will provide clear and sufficient information on the cookies used.  We use a pop-up, overlay or splash page to highlight that you are consenting to the storage of cookies on your device by continuing to browse our website.  Please note that disallowing or deleting these cookies may affect the functionality of our website.

Cookies for Unregistered users:

Cookie Name Origin Purpose
CookieNotice gocct.com Stores a true/false flag indicating your cookie consent.  This cookie has a duration of 1 month
_ga
_gid
_gat
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
_gid distinguishes users and has a duration of 1 day
_gat throttles requests and has a duration of 10 minutes

Additional First Party Cookies for Registered Users:

Cookie Name Function Purpose
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
wordpress_logged_in
wordpress_sec
wordpress_test_cookie
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:

Cookie Name Origin Purpose
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.
consent
gps
pref
visitor_info1_live
ysc
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 permanent

gps 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.