Cookies and Your Privacy
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a thirdparty to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” – they stick around for a while, or “session” cookies – which are gone when you close your browser.
We only use one cookie and it’s a session cookie. This helps us to identify you if you login or you are authenticated to your membership record. The cookie means that we will remember you as you move from page to page.
To help ensure the security of your data, we use a website firewall which will save some data in a cookie. This is really important to ensure safe browsing for all of us.
Yes the very fact that you’re reading this means there’s a cookie been popped into your browser. It’s a persistent cookie that tells us that you’ve accepted cookies on our website and not to bother you again.
We use Google Analytics to know how CROSSMEMBER is being used, what pages are visited etc so that we can improve our service. We cannot know who individuals are from Google Analytics. This is a pretty standard technique used by just about every website.
Our web host also uses necessary cookies to enable them to balance the load across their servers and manage web traffic demand on them.
When payments are made using PayPal, you are directed to their website to make your membership payment. PayPal will save several cookies that are beyond our control.