What are cookies?

Cookies are small, harmless pieces of data that are stored on the website users device. Most websites use them. They are not dangerous and cannot be used to circulate viruses. Cookies can improve your experience as a user and help the website owner to understand how people use their site so that they can make improvements. 


How do we use cookies?

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website in order to run it effectively, make improvements to our work and provide a better user experience for you.

Cookies are small text files that can give us information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, page response times, download errors, page interaction information, website navigation though, to and from this website). 

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can remove cookies from your browser. However, in some cases, some of our website features may not function as a result. 

The cookies on our site store information for different time periods, depending on the function of the cookie. The following list provides details:

Cookie Name

Crumb



squarespace-popup-overlay


squarespace-announcement-bar


ss_cid


ss_cvr


ss_cvisit


ss_cvt


ss_cpvisit


ss_cookieAllowed

Duration

Session
 


Persistent


Persistent


2 years


2 years


30 minutes


30 minutes


2 years


30 days

Purpose

Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.

Prevents promotional pop-up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it.

Prevents announcement bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it.

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Remembers if a visitor agreed to place Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies


Can I remove cookies from my device?

Absolutely! It's good to have an occasional clear out of cookies, but bear in mind that any websites you are logged in to will require you to log back in once you've had a clear out. The process of clearing your cookies varies depending on your browser. Here are some useful links: 


Where can I learn more about cookies?

Right here: