A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device. It has information in it that allows us to "remember" something as you visit pages on the site - for example whether or not you are logged in. In this document we'll explain why we set cookies, what information they contain and what choices you have as a user of this site.
We've divided this into sections so that you can easily find what you're looking for:
- Essential Cookies
- Non Essential Cookies
- Handle cookies by adjusting your Browser Settings
- We respect the Do Not Track directive
- Adjust your cookie preferences on this website
We use session cookies on our site so that you can log in, make purchases, view invoices and be distinguished from other visitors on our website. This way your "session" (visit) on our site doesn't get confused with somebody else's "session". Session cookies are essential to our website's functionality and they are deleted once you close your browser window.
If you purchase a product, our Payment Gateway provider will put 2 cookies on your device. These are: __stripe_sid and __stripe_mid. Without these cookies, you will not be able to make a purchase on our site.
__stripe_sid is a cookie which lasts for 30 minutes and allows Stripe to distinguish you from other visitors who may be purchasing at the same time. You are not identifed personally.
__stripe_mid is a cookie that lasts for 1 year and identifies your device with a unique id.
You can safely delete these cookies after you have made a purchase. Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://stripe.com/cookies-policy/legal.
NON ESSENTIAL COOKIES
User Preference Cookie
If you choose to adjust your cookie preferences on our site, we will set a cookie on your device called cbc_userprefs which lasts for 1 year.
This cookie is only set if you choose to adjust your cookie preferences on this site. You can remove this cookie at any time, if you do, then all non-essential functional and statistical cookies will be turned on, and your preferences removed. The Cookie Banner will reappear at the top of this page.
You can use the cookie banner on the website to change your preference, or you can set it using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.
We use a Remember Me feature on some of our Login forms. This sets a cookie on your device with a random 32 alphanumeric hash. An example would look like this:
This cookie is set for 60 days and is automatically deleted if you manually log out. You can delete this cookie anytime, all it means is that you will have to manually log in next time you want to access your user account.
Forms with a Remember Me setting carry a warning about cookies so that you can decide for yourself whether or not you want to use this feature or delete the cookie yourself from your Browser settings. You can also permanently remove this feature using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.
We use Google Analytics to learn about how visitors use our site so that we can make decisions. We do not collect any data that could identify you personally. All data, including your IP address, is anonymised before it is sent to Google Analytics servers in Ireland. We keep this data for 26 months before deletion.
You'll recognise Google Analytics cookies as follows:
- _ga - set for 2 years. Assigns a randomly generated number to identify each unique visitor throughout their visit on our site. Provides visitor, session and campaign data.
- _gid - set for 24 hours. Used to uniquely identify visitors.
- _gat - set for 10 minutes Used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies.
If you want to turn off Google Analytics on our site, you can do so by using the cookie banner at the top of the page, or by using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.
We use Facebook to advertise. We also use their platform to measure the effectiveness of our ads on Facebook as well as display personalised ads to you after your visit to this website. If you agree to personalised advertising, cookies are set on your device by Facebook. The data collected includes your IP address, browser type, location, actions taken and pages visited. If you are a Facebook user, this data is combined with personal data in your account to supply you with highly relevant advertising.
Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.
Please note that Personalised Advertising is a feature that can only be activated with your prior consent.
Facebook users can also control ads personalised to them using their Facebook settings (https://www.facebook.com/settings). Non Facebook users can opt out using the settings provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance.
Should you choose to click on the buttons we provide to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest, you will be asked to login, and this will result in cookies being set by these sites. Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them by referring to their respective policies below:
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
- Twitter https://twitter.com/en/privacy
- LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
- Pinterest https://policy.pinterest.com/en/cookies
We use the no-cookie version of Youtube, so no cookies are set if you watch a video.
HANDLE COOKIES BY ADJUSTING YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS
Each browser is different, but most will allow you to:
- Delete cookies
- Accept or block cookies on a site by site basis
- Refuse or Accept all Third party cookies
- Add the Do not Track directive to your browser preventing you from being tracked on the internet
Since all browsers are a little different in how these settings can be made, we recommend you visit All About Cookies where you will find detailed instructions for almost all known browser types.
WE RESPECT THE DO NOT TRACK DIRECTIVE
If our software detects that your browser is set to Do Not Track, then non-essential cookies will be turned off by default. If you would prefer to adjust cookies, then please remove the Do Not Track directive, and refresh the page. You will then be able to adjust cookies on this site.
ADJUST YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES
Please use the button below to adjust your preferences on this site wrt CookiesSettings