What are cookiesCookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.
1) Essential Cookies
These do exactly what they sound like. Essential cookies make sure that our website functions correctly. So it "knows" whether you're logged in or logged , for example.
2) Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies are there to help us improve how our website functions. They collect strictly anonymous aggregated data which doesn't link back to you. We can then look at this data to see things like which pages most people visit for the longest length of time. Or when error messages pop up for most people. We use analytical cookies made by three groups:
Google Analytics - these cookies collect information like the length of time users spend on particular pages, which pages they visit, and which websites they visit before and afterwards. You can easily opt out of allowing Google Analytics to collect your information here.
Optimizely - these cookies are used to test changes we've made to our website.
New Relic - these cookies track any delays and errors users experience on our site. The information that is collected is on a per-session basis and strictly anonymous.
We place all of these cookies ourselves. And though they do send data back to the group in question so that they can compile an aggregate report and send it to us, these reports are never shared with other parties.
3) Functional Cookies
Functional cookies save information about the choices you've made when using our site. They allow your experience to be personalised. Want to keep chatting to our customer care team while switching the page you're on, for instance? A functional cookie will be allowing you to do it.
4) Targeting/Advertising Cookies
These cookies make it possible for the advertisements you see on your screen to be more relevant to you. Some of these types of cookie remember information about your visit to the site, and share that information with other organisations, such as Google, Facebook, or Twitter.