Last Updated: 23 October, 2020
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered ONFORM user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account.
For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.
Where We Place Cookies
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:
- On our website (onform.net).
- In the Admin Consoles we host for our users.
- On ONFORMs we host for our users.
- In some emails we send.
Types of Cookies
The information below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have an ecommerce functionality.
These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
Analytics and Performance
Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
Third Party / Embedded Content
ONFORMs may make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
In addition to the cookies set on our own sites, we utilise cookies for aggregating the number of visitors to user ONFORM, as well as the number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a given period.
Below are examples of the cookies set by ONFORM, with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole network, whereas some are specific to individual services (e.g. onform.net). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative.
Analytics and Performance
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Google Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors.
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For processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.
Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.
Persists a user’s Admin Console configuration.
Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the cookie banner. Will be set as either true or false depending on whether the visitor clicks Accept or Reject.
Checks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:
On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking.
You may see a “cookie banner” on our website and/or across our network (like on users’ ONFORMs, or Admin Consoles). We’ll display the banner to you periodically, just in case you change your mind.