A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent and stored on your computer and/or mobile device which provides us with information in relation to your website usage and allows us to recognise that you have used our website before.
Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used by websites.
A cookie typically contains:
The name of the server the cookie was sent from
The lifetime of the cookie
A unique identifier (usually a number)
How cookies work
When you visit our website, our website server sends a cookie to your device and uses this number to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. This cookie is then stored on your computer or mobile device.
All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online flow.
Types of cookies
Cookies may be categorised based on their life span:
1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out
2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date.
Controlling or deleting cookies
You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. Learn how to remove cookies set on your device. Removal of cookies may impact the experience whilst using the website through repeated requirements for entry of confirmation.
Third party cookies and pixel tags
Third party cookies
Third parties (for example our external suppliers such as Facebook and AOL) also set cookies and pixels on the WACA website in order to deliver the services that they are providing to the WACA. These technologies also enable us to understand how users use and interact with the WACA website by providing information such as whether a user is browsing from a mobile device and what pages on the site they visit. We use this information to improve our website and to inform our online advertising campaigns and strategies.
Please note that we have no control over these third-party cookies and pixels, and you should check the relevant third-party websites for more information about these.
A pixel tag is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of a website, which enables cookies to be downloaded to your browser. Pixel tags register when a computer and/or mobile device visits a particular page, allowing a particular user to be identified across various sites, and for targeted adverts to be served to that user across the various websites he/she visits.
Controlling pixel tags
Pixel tags are not stored on your computer or mobile device. If you disable cookies, the pixel tag will only detect an anonymous website visit.
Last Updated - September 2023