Cookies Policy for Users of Southsidechurch.co.za
Effective Date: 23 June 2018
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Southside Websites or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Southside Websites more useful to you.
Cookies can be “session” cookies (which last only for the duration of your web or application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the application) or “persistent” (used to remember you when you return to use the Southside Websites and, as such, will last longer).
When you use and access the Southside Websites, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Southside Websites and we use different types of cookies to run the Southside Websites:
Strictly necessary cookies: These enable you to navigate and use all the features in the Southside Websites. We may also use these cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies you cannot use the Southside Websites.
Functionality Cookies: These enable us to remember you have visited the Southside Websites before, preferences you may have indicated and information you have provided to us in order to provide enhanced functionality and personal features.
Performance and Analytical Cookies: This information is used to make sure the Southside Websites can cope with the volume of users, to help us correct errors, and to measure use across the Southside Websites. These cookies help us see if you have visited the Southside Websites before so we can identify the number of unique users we receive. They also help us understand how long you spend on the Southside Websites and from where you are accessing them.
Retargeting or Advertising Cookies: in addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies, for example, Google Analytics, to analyse statistical information from users of the Southside Websites. We might be able to associate such information with other information which we collect from you once we receive it from a third party. These cookies collect information about the pages you visit and also other information about other websites you visit. This information is only collected by reference to the cookie identifier that you are using. For more information visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
We also collect information using web beacons, also known as ”pixels”. Web beacons are electronic images that can be used in the Southside Websites or emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, track the number of visits to the Southside Websites, understand usage, and know whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
We can use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics services.
This Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third parties” cookies and privacy policies.
Examples of our third-party service providers used by the Southside Websites include:
- Google Analytics
- WordPress Session
- MyHillsong Auth (for logged in users)
- GetClicky / Clicky
- Bing.com/Azure for Bing Maps API, and Azure related hosting
- Raygun for monitoring and system health checks
- Language cookie (to retain language preference)
- Translations cookie
- Session cookie – Marlin (auto approval login)
- Session cookie from IIS (for our session state)
- Google Maps cookie
- Cookie for recapture
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