Why websites use cookies?

What do Cookies Do?

Cookie Consent

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

Types of Cookies

Session Cookie

Also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when you close the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Persistent Cookie

Also called a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie, a cookie that is stored on your hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific Web site. We need these for us to identify you when you log into the site.

Local Storage

Technically not a cookie, but Local Storage is data stored in a key-value pair on your browser and is persistent without expiry. We will never ask your browser to store Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or any information that is related to you. A difference between Local Storage vs. Cookies, is that any data stored in the Local Storage, is not sent along with the browser’s request for resources, which is on a per request basis. Unlike cookies, the browser will not send the contents of the Local Storage with the HTTP request header. Access to data, creating, deleting & reading in Local Storage is done deterministically.

What Information Does a Cookie Store?

During your visit as an anonymous user to this site the following list of cookies and local storage key-pair values may be placed on your computer or device. This list differs when you become a registered user that is authenticated on our website and you will first be required to agree to our Privacy Policy before registering and using our services.

The following first-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of CookiePurposeExpiresStrictly Necessary
wordpress_WordPress cookie for a logged in user.SessionYes
wordpress_test_cookieThis is a test cookie and does not contain any user identifiable informationSessionYes
wp-settings-time- [user_id]WordPress cookie to customize the view of the admin interface and possibly the main site interfaceSessionYes
cookie_consentA cookie informing us that you have consented to these terms of use. This is sent back to our web service in order to mark content with a ‘Do Not Track’ (DNT) flag to protect your privacy and use of the website. 1 MonthYes
wordpress_sec_[hash]This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/2 WeeksYes
wordpress_logged_in_Indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use2 WeeksYes

Third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of CookieProviderPurposeExpiresStrictly Necessary
__stripe_midStripeStripe is used to process credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable ESCD to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.1 YearYes
__stripe_sidStripeStripe is used to process credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable ESCD to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.1 DayYes
__cfduidCloudflareRandomly generated non-identifiable, from cloudflare, used as protection for the site.1 MonthYes
auth0_nonceAuth0Randomly generated non-identifiable, for authentication security, it is used to prevent replay attacks.2 HoursYes
auth0_stateAuth0During registration link click – contains three values, interim, nonce (matches the auth0_nonce value) and a redirect to url, all is non-identifiable data.2 HoursYes

Local Storage Key-Value Pairs that may be placed on your computer or device:

Local Storage KeyPurpose
tibrrCookieConsentTimestamp of when the cookie consent expires and needs to be renewed, usually 1 month
_full_cart_sessionRandomly generated non-identifiable, needed to store an unique identifiable session for the shopping cart. Please note that user can not add any items to cart until cookie consent is given.

Data Collection

Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics & Vimeo. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it.

The data collected only happens once you have given us your consent, until then any information or statistical data is blocked at the browser. Once you have given consent, as an anonymous visitor, all data collected is anonymised thus no PII is made available to us or any third-party.

Data CollectedHow We Collect That DataHow Long Is the Data Stored
Technical information including IP address, browser type, browser language support and operating systemVia Google Analytics14 months
Actions and behaviour such as the number of plays and time spent watching Vimeo videosVia Vimeo AnalyticsPersistently

First and Third-Party Cookies

When choosing a privacy setting in your browser, two terms you will see are “first-party cookies” and “third-party cookies”. First party cookies are those cookies that originate from (or be sent to) the Web site you’re currently viewing. These types of cookies usually will contain information about your preferences for that particular Web site.

Third-party cookies on the other hand are cookies that are placed on your browser by other web services through the use of browser plugins, embedded code such as iframes and/or other services that can intervene the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to enhances their website experience.

While some may simply choose to block all cookies, it can make Web surfing difficult if you do this. For example if you shop online, many e-commerce shopping carts that have been implemented with cookies will not work. Sites you frequently visit which enable you to personalize content also will not show your preferences when you visit if you delete or disable that cookie.

Did You Know…
The name cookie derives from UNIX objects called magic cookies. These are tokens that are attached to a user or program and change depending on the areas entered by the user or program.