We need to talk about Cookies
Now, although we’re all about delicious Cinnabon here, we do need to talk about Cookies. Cookies are small text based files that can collect personal information, usually technical information, helping us understand how our site has performed, how you use our site, and how we can improve the way you engage with our site. Some of the Cookies we use are necessary and they are activated automatically, but others require your consent, which we’ll always obtain before deploying those Cookies.
uniquely identify you or your device;
allow you to access and use our Site, where without them, our Site may not work properly;
improve our products and Site;
help us monitor the performance of our Services;
help us customize your experience;
market to you through targeted advertising.
More tracking than just Cookies
Undertanding what a Cookie is
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our website, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities.
Different types of Cookies
First and third-party cookies
Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the organisation or busines that places the cookie.
First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by our website domain).
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, that would be a third-party cookie.
These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
We give you controls over Cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, usually, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, including essential cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of a website.
Choose from a menu of Cookies
Just like with our delicious Cinnabon, you can choose from a list of Cookies and their categories, before Cookies are used. We use a Cookie consent management tool that fully respects and supports your right to privacy. We ask you for consent before placing cookies that are anything other than essential. You can review a list of cookie categories before deciding which you'd like to be used.
You can always change your browser settings for cookies and that information is usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise, you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. Doing so, however, may result in you having to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our Sites, and some services and functionalities may not work.
Which Cookies do we use and why
The cookies we may use on our website include the following be categories:
These let you move around a website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these Essential cookies to:
Identify you as being logged in to our Site and to authenticate you;
Make sure you connect to the right service on our Site when we make any changes to the way they work; and
For security purposes.
We deploy these Cookies by default and don't allow these to be rejected.
These are used to track your visit to our Site, as well other websites, apps, and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which, if we chose to do so, allows us to display targeted ads to you on our Site.
We may use marketing cookies to:
Display targeted ads within a website.
Improve how we deliver personalized ads and content, and to measure the success of ad campaigns on our websites.
These allow our Site to remember choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you our Site localised for your area. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you, and cannot track your browsing activity on websites other than our site.
We use 'Functionality' cookies for such purposes as:
Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colors;
Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey;
Remember if you have engaged with a particular component or list on the website so that it won’t repeat;
Show you when you're logged in to our Sites; and
Provide and show embedded video content.
These collect information about how you use our Site, e.g., which pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimise our Site and make it easier for you to navigate. We do not use these cookies to collect information that directly identifies you.
We use analytics cookies to:
Carry out web analytics and provide statistics on how our Sites are used;
Perform affiliate tracking, which means we provide feedback to affiliated entities that one of our visitors also visited their website;
Obtain data on the number of users of a website that have viewed a product or service;
Help us improve our Sites by measuring any errors that occur; and
Test different designs for a website.
The Cookies we use
We use the following Cookies:
Cookie Name: ssr-caching
Purpose: Indicates how a site was rendered.
Duration: 1 years 1 days 1 hours 1 minute.
Cookie Name: hs
Purpose: The cookie is used for security purposes.
Duration: Whilst you're on our website.
Cookie Name: XSRF-TOKEN
Purpose: The cookie is used for security purposes.
Duration: Whilst you're on our website
Cookie Name: svSession
Purpose: The cookie is a persistent cookie and identifies unique visitors and tracks visitors session on the website
Duration: 1 years 20 days 8 hours 56 minutes
More Information on Third Party Analytics
Ask us a privacy related question
If you have any queries about this Policy, please feel free to get in touch with our Data Protection Officer and we will do our best to answer your questions.