What is a cookie?
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit TOMIA Website. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they are taken, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "Necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online portal. Third parties serve cookies through our website for analytics, and other purposes. They record a unique, encrypted identifier, which is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use TOMIA Website. They do not allow you to be identified in any way, neither during your visit, nor during the analysis of the data. This is described in more detail below.
|Cookie Name||Cookie Category||Expiration Time||Description|
|__cf_bm||Necessary||1 day||Used to distinguish between humans and bots|
|__cfruid||Necessary||Session||Used to identify trusted web traffic.|
|lidc||Preferences||1 day||Used to optimize user experience (in context to load balancing)|
|_ga||Statistics||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||Statistics||24 hours||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat||Statistics||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate.|
|YSC||Marketing||Session||Set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Marketing||6 months||Keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in site|
For more information on Google Analytics, please consult the following link: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites
How can I control or delete cookies?
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. Cookies can be managed in several ways. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
If you disable cookies, this may impact your experience while on TOMIA Website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a TOMIA Website or you may not receive personalised information when you visit a TOMIA Website.
If you use different devices to view and access TOMIA Website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) you must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.