Cookie Policy

YWAM Queenstown

Cookie Policy

Last Modified: 1 August 2019

Introduction

To facilitate this website’s functionality, and to deliver pertinent services to cloud users and website visitors, this site installs tiny data files called cookies onto your device when you provide us with consent to do so. Accordingly, this message relays information about these cookies, detailing their functionality, your ability to permit or deny their installation, and how to control them.

What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a cloud service or website saves on your computer, phone, tablet or other mobile device when you visit the website. Once these files are installed on your system, the cookies are transmitted back to the originating cloud service or website on each subsequent visit, enabling the service to recognise returning users with their saved preferences and user selections. In some cases, other affiliated websites may recognise the same cookie, enabling cookies to be shared across related services.

Cookies on this site may be delivered in a first-party representation (set by YWAM Queenstown) or third-party representation (set by another website) and may also be set in association with emails you receive from us. Please be aware that third-party cookies are cookies are set by an entity other than the website owner for purposes such as collecting information on user behaviour, demographics, or personalised marketing. An example of a third-party cookie could be youtube.com or doubleclick.net and others, where these third-party tools could be used within the YWAM Queenstown website; in those cases, the cookie is controlled by the third-party. These cookies enable embedded content to function properly, such as YouTube videos, Facebook advertising, Instagram feeds, PayPal payment processing forms, application forms or other tools. Again, if used, these associated services use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites or the lifespan of these cookies, even if you are directed to them from our website.

Cookies help us enhance your experience when using the website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve our site users.

Cookies Used on This Site

You may encounter various types of cookies on this website, such as:

  • strictly necessary cookies, required for the website to function and cannot be switched off without impacting its functionality;
  • performance/analytical cookies, permitting website operators to measure and improve the site’s operation to count visitors, track sources, determine how visitors move around the site;
  • functional cookies, permitting enhanced functionality and personalisation such as live chats;
  • targeting cookies, to build profiles of your interests.

Each of these cookies may be represented by YWAM Queenstown in the form of a first-party cookie, or one of our partners in the form of a third-party cookie. Because it is important for us to maintain transparency and foster choice, each of these are explained below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by the user which amount to a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Users can set their browsers to block or alert them about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not function properly.

Performance and Functional/Analytical Cookies

Performance and functional/analytical cookies are similar with slight differences; they both provide information to the server or cloud service to track that’s useful to the operator. Performance cookies provide reliability metrics, which can include but are not limited to network latency, packet loss, jitter, server-side delay and other helpful metrics. Functional/analytical cookies provide information such as the number of unique web users, demographics, browser types encountered, length of stay on a webpage, length of stay on a website, and other analytics useful to a website operator.

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. Google Analytics employs both performance and analytical cookies. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how our website is being used and how it’s performing. We anonymise IP addresses in Google Analytics, and the anonymised data is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The following table has more information about these cookies.

To view an overview of the privacy of your Google Analytics cookies, please click here.
You may install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here.

Targeting Cookies

Targeting cookies are set through a site by advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of users’ interests and show relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying a user’s browser and device. If a user does not allow these cookies, he/she will not experience targeted advertising across different websites.

How to Control and Delete Cookies

You have the capability to control and delete cookies with most browsers. This section provides guidance regarding how to do that.

Using Your Browser

Many of the cookies used on our website and through emails can be disabled through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help” or “Tools” or “Edit” menus, depending on your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.

Cookies That Have Been Set in The Past

Collection of your data from our analytics cookies can be deleted. If cookies are deleted, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information from your user experience. For our marketing cookie, when a user opts out of tracking, a new cookie is placed to prevent users from being tracked.

Questions?

For more information, feel free to contact our Data Privacy Manager at EMAIL PROTECTED