Last Updated: July 06, 2020
Cookie Basics: A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows us or a third party to recognize you, using a unique identifier.
Why we use them: Cookies are used to make our user’s web experience faster, convenient and personalised. For example: cookies keep you logged in, allow you to purchase items, and maintain your currency settings.
Who sets them: First-party cookies are set by us while third-party cookies are set by companies other than Hooked on Sunshine, such as Google analytics or Vimeo inc. for videos.
What they do: “Essential” cookies enable the services we offer and website functionality. “Non-essential” cookies help us understand how our services are being used.
How long do they last: A session cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains until it expires or you delete the cookies. Expiration dates may vary in length, depending on its purpose.
Opt-out: Users may opt out certain non-essential cookies by managing or changing browser settings as described in the links below. Note: Declining cookies may impact your ability to use our services.
Op-out of Google cookies: Google provides ways to manage or opt out certain of its advertising cookies (https://adssettings.google.com) and analytics cookies (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
A final word on cookies: Without cookies, most websites and the internet as you know it would not exist. They are tools websites use to improve user experience. That being said, understanding how and why they are used gives you more control over the information they share and any potential bad actors from abusing your private information.