Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

1.1    Our website uses cookies.

1.2    By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

1.3    We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website.

2. Credit

2.1    This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

3. About Cookies

3.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

3.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

3.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3.4    Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

4. Our Cookies

4.1    We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

4.2    The names of the cookies and that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a) WordPress cookies are used for verification purposes for logged in users and for commenters.

(b) Pippity and Instabuilder cookies are used to track user visits, in order to enhance your user experience and not show certain content that you may have already seen. (The cookie names start with pty and __ib2 respectively).

5. Analytics Cookies

5.1    We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website.

5.2    Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies (names starting with _ga or _gat).

5.3    The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

5.4    Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

6. Third Party Cookies

6.1    Our website also uses third party cookies.

6.2    Sometimes we publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DoubleClick cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-in available at: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

6.3    Details of the other third party cookies used by our website are set out below:

(a)    We use cookies and tracking pixels from Facebook and Google to aid in customized, targeted follow-up advertising.

(b)    The SumoMe plugin for WordPress enables users to easily do tasks such as subscribing to our newsletter via a smart bar and resharing content on social media networks. Sumome uses a cookie for technical purposes (names starting with __sm).

7. Blocking and Deleting Cookies 

7.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

Most browsers allows you to refuse to accept cookies or delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example, you can find information on blocking cookies on most used browsers here:

7.2    Blocking and deleting all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

7.3    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

8. Our Details

8.1    This website is owned and operated by Altavado Limited (a company incorporated in New Zealand), PO Box 51,389, Auckland, New Zealand.

Our Contact Details are here.


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