Cookie policy

Effective date: 20 Aug 2019

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small text file created when you access a website.  It is stored on your device and is sent between your device’s web browser and the website, enabling the website to function properly, as well as providing information to the website owner about your visit.

A cookie can be defined as a: 

  • “Session”cookie which expires at the end of your browsing session

  • “Persistent” cookie which remains on your device even after you close your browser.


Why do websites use cookies?

Using the International Chamber of Commerce guide, a cookie can be described as having one of the following purposes Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality & Profile and Targeting.

A cookie can serve a variety of functions depending on the type it is, with the aim to achieve one or many business objective.  You can obtain more information about cookies by visiting ww.allaboutcookies.org.


How do we use cookies?

The following provides details on the cookies we use:

Cookie Provider Purpose Duration
Crumb Squarespace Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in. Session
RecentRedirect Squarespace Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO. 30 minutes
ss_sd Squarespace Ensures that visitors on the Squarespace 5 platform remain authenticated during their sessions. Session
Test Squarespace Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors. Session
ss_cid Squarespace Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site. 2 years
ss_cvr Squarespace Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site. 2 years
ss_cvisit Squarespace Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site. 30 minutes
ss_cvt Squarespace Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site. 30 minutes
ss_cpvisit Squarespace Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site. 2 years
ss_cookieAllowed Squarespace Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies. 30 days

How to manage your cookies?

Your browser can be set up to block or delete cookies depending on your requirement.  But keep in mind opting out of cookies may limit you ability to effectively use the website.

You can find out how to do this from your browser itself.  Alternatively here are some useful links:

If you would like any further information on cookies, please visit All About Cookies.


Changes to this cookie policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. When we make changes, we’ll update the “Effective Date” at the top of the Cookie Policy.  We encourage you to check back periodically to review this Cookie Policy for any changes since your last visit.


Last reviewed: 20 Aug 2019