What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
Types of Cookies We Use
Session Cookies: These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser. We use session cookies to keep track of your activity during a session.
Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time.
Third-Party Cookies: These are cookies set by a third party site or functionality. We use third-party cookies for analyzing traffic and advertising and marketing purposes.
Managing Your Cookie Preferences
Last updated: 18th Dec 2023
Description: A session cookie, also referred to as an in-memory or transient cookie, is a type of digital tool used in web computing. It is designed to manage a user's interaction with a website within a single session, which starts when a user opens the webpage and ends when the browser is closed. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are not permanently stored on the user's device. They temporarily track and remember a user's actions and preferences, thereby enhancing the browsing experience and website functionality. Despite their temporary life span, session cookies play a crucial role in maintaining user privacy and data integrity during a web session.
Description:This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.
Lifespan: 1 year
Description: A __Secure-next-auth.callback-url cookie is an important component in web security and user authentication. This specific type of cookie is used in the context of Next.js applications to securely handle the redirection of users after they have been authenticated. It stores the URL that the user should be redirected to after the authentication process is completed. By prefixing the cookie name with "__Secure-", it ensures that the cookie is only sent over secure (HTTPS) connections, providing an extra layer of protection against potential security breaches.
Description: A NEXT_LOCALE cookie is a unique and vital digital tool often used in Next.js applications. Its primary role is to remember the language preference of a user during their browsing session. By doing so, it ensures that the user experiences the website in their selected language, creating a personalized and more convenient browsing experience. It's a critical tool for multilingual websites, enhancing user satisfaction and accessibility across diverse linguistic backgrounds.
Lifespan: 1 year
Description: he __Host-next-auth.csrf-token cookie is a crucial aspect of web security, primarily designed to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. This cookie is used in conjunction with user sessions on websites that employ the Next.js authentication library. It generates a unique and random value for every session, which is then required to be sent back in a subsequent client request. By verifying this token, the server can ensure that the request is legitimate and not being manipulated by a malicious third party. This cookie is typically tied to a specific host, ensuring that it cannot be sent from another domain. The cookie's secure and host-only flags further fortify its security, ensuring it is only transmitted over secure connections and can only be accessed by the server.
Description:This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.
Lifespan: 1 year
Description: The _ga_xxxxxxxxxx cookie is a type of cookie associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. The _ga_xxxxxxxxxx cookie is a crucial component of Google's efforts to collect data that aids in understanding how users interact with websites. It is typically updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Its primary purpose is to help website owners measure visitor interactions, track site usage, and provide personalized experiences to enhance user engagement.
Lifespan: 1 year
Description:This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
Lifespan: 2 years