COOKIE POLICY

In this policy, we use the term “cookies” which refer to cookies and any other similar technologies.

For the purposes of this policy, Website and/or Products and Services have the same meaning as in our Terms and Conditions.

What is a Cookie and why do we use them?

A cookie is a small text file, that may be given an ID tag, which is stored on your device.  It is created when you visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of various things. The website stores a corresponding file with the same ID tag to the one set on your device.

Our Website requests your browser to create a Cookie, so that when you visit our Website your device and browser remembers your preferences, customisations, log in details, any information you may voluntarily enter while using our Website and tracks how you use our Website so we can improve your experience.

The data we collect via our cookies include: information about the website itself; a unique identifier that allows us to recognise your web browser when you return; information about certain features you use (e.g. logging in); information to track your site usage (e.g. analytics); information about your user settings that we store (e.g. timezone, notification preferences); information that allows us to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language). Further details are outlined below under the heading “Types of Cookies”.

We use cookies to help tailor and improve your experience of our Website and/or Products and Services.

First and Third Party Cookies Used by AYC

Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

First Party Cookies

We use first party cookies to help improve your experience when you are utilising our Website and this cookie policy forms part of AYC’s Privacy Policy (which sets out what use and disclosure we make of the personal information obtained through the Cookies) and our Terms and Conditions (which is our contract with you).  

You should read this policy in conjunction with these two documents.  By continuing to use the Website and/or Products and Services, you are deemed to have accepted our Cookie Policy, our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.  We encourage you to read them before you proceed.

Third Party Cookies

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our Website —for example: payment services; analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

AYC have no control over third-party cookies and therefore are not liable for any data collected by third-party cookies or similar, or for the use the third parties make of that data. Accordingly, we encourage you to review the privacy and cookie policies of these third parties before you use their Website and/or Product and Services

How you reject Cookies

If you don’t wish to accept cookies on our Website, you should instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our Website, and you acknowledge and agree that we may be unable to provide you with some or all of your desired content and services. You may wish to visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for details on how to reject and delete cookies.

If you browse our Website from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across our Website and/or Products and Services

Types of Cookies

Session Cookies

We use Session Cookies on our Website. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of each individual visit and they expire when you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies

We also use Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the Website and remain on your device even after you close your browser or restart your computer.

Essential Cookies

We use and permit third parties to use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our Website. Essential cookies are crucial to your experience on our Website and enable core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing.

Performance Cookies

We use performance cookies on our Website. Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use our Website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all users, to help us understand your usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, to allow us to make better strategic decisions in improving your overall website experience. These cookies may be set by our Website (first-party) or by third-party services.

Functionality Cookies

We use and permit third parties to use functionality cookies for selected features on our Website. Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on our Website, including but not limited to language and timezone settings. This information allows us to customise, enhance and/or optimise our content. These cookies may be set by our Website (first-party) or by third-party service providers.

Targeting/advertising Cookies

We use targeting/advertising cookies on our Website. Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. We may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps us improve the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and the quality and relevance of the content presented to you. These cookies may be set by our Website (first-party) or by third-party services.

Your use of our Website may also be tracked by targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties which you have permitted, on other websites, to track and collect data.

(This policy is effective as of 1 August 2020)