Effective Date: 11/05/2013
- What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. Our site’s functionality will be limited if you do not agree.
Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site owner or others. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. Persistent cookies stay in the cookie file of your browser for longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
For further information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
- The kinds of cookies that we use
Here are the kinds of cookies that we use over our many websites:
|Type / purpose of cookie||Session / persistent (max period)||Placed by||More info|
|Preferences & Personalisation: These cookies store preferences and enable us to personalise our service to you eg remember your name / log-in details if you log back in to the site.||Session & Persistent
|WOW Media||Please contact us.|
|Security: Cookies are used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address you are coming from (e.g., if you are in a public place where there are a bunch of infected machines, but your machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting)||Persistent (8 years)||WOW Media||Please contact us.|
|Convenience and targeting on registration – Stores information to save entering it again at a later step, information stored also helps to target offers.||Persistent (1 day)||WOW Media||Please contact us.|
|Test Cookie: We may place a cookie to perform a cookie check on your browser.||Session||WOW Media||Please contact us.|
|Tracking cookies in advertisements on affiliate sites: The advertisements we place on affiliate sites in the Wow Trk affiliate network include tracking cookies which are dropped onto the computers of users of those affiliate sites. Those cookies are used to track clicks, impressions, leads, sales or other actions taken by users in connection with those advertisements. These are persistent cookies which remain on the computer of the user for up to a month.||Persistent (one month)||WOW Media||Please contact us.|
|Email tracking: If you use any of our websites to register to receive communications via email then messages you receive may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, opens and link clicks. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that we can improve them and may occasionally be used to send relevant further communications in response to your actions.||Persistent (1 year)||WOW Media||Please contact us.|
|We use a range of third party advertisers and advertising companies to fill ad space on our own sites. These third parties use session / persistent cookies and other similar technologies (known as action tags, single pixel gifs and web beacons) to assess information about your visits to this and other sites. This is so they can track the effectiveness of their campaigns (including whether these advertisements are clicked on or viewed by users and later purchases by such users), avoid showing you the same advertisement repeatedly, store opt-out preferences and display advertisements on this and other sites tailored to your preferences.||Session & Persistent
AppNexus and other third party advertising companies
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For more information about these practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by certain of these companies, please click here.
|Desk.com provide technology services relating to our support function. Their cookies are used for keeping you logged in, security, debugging, for spam protection, analytics and to track the last site the browser logged into.||Persistent (10 years)||Desk.com||Click here for information about privacy at Desk.com.|
|Chartbeat cookies are used to register if the user has visited our website before and to count traffic.||Persistent (30 days)||Chartbeat||Click here for information about privacy at Chartbeat.|
|For information about privacy at:
Facebook – click here
Twitter – click here
Google+ – click here
Linked In – click here
|AddThis provide social network share buttons. The AddThis cookies track your geo-location, user id and login time. They also track view counts, service share history. They measure how often they see an AddThis user. And use a cookie for determining expiration of other cookies||Session & Persistent (2 years)||AddThis||Click here for information about privacy at AddThis.|
|We use Shopify for our online store. The cookies the Shopify system uses is as follows:
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
|Session & Persistent (2 weeks)||Shopify||Click here for information about privacy at Shopify.|
1) Save user’s account information for future log-ins to the Website and Service.
2) Enable certain features of the Website and Service,
3) Better understand how users interact with the Website and Service, and to monitor aggregate usage by PunchTab users and web traffic routing
|Session & Persistent (1 year)||PunchTab||Click here for information about privacy at PunchTab.|
- Controlling cookies
Click here to learn how to control your cookies. Please contact us by the means shown on our website if you any further questions about this.