Cookie Policy

Version: 1.0. Effective Date: 23 June 2018

We use cookies on our site (www.actuance.photo) (our site) for several purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allow us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.

Check your cookies

You can see which cookies are active in your browser’s settings. For help, visit your browser’s documentation:

First-party (Actuance photo) cookies

We utilise squarespace (www.squarespace.com) to provide our site so which cookies are used are dependent upon the functionality accessed during a visit so you may not see all these present on your machine.

Functional and Required Cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

name: Crumb
duration: Session
purpose: 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.

name: RecentRedirect
duration: 30 minutes
purpose: Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO.

name: CART
duration: 2 weeks
purpose: Shows when a visitor adds a product to their cart

name: hasCart
duration: 2 weeks
purpose: Tells Squarespace that the visitor has a cart

name: Locked
duration: Session
purpose: Prevents the password-protected screen from displaying if a visitor enters the correct site-wide password.

name: SiteUserInfo
duration: 3 years
purpose: Identifies a visitor who logs into a customer account

name: SiteUserSecureAuthToken
duration: 3 years
purpose: Authenticates a visitor who logs into a customer account

name: Commerce-checkout-state
duration: Session
purpose: Stores state of checkout while the visitor is completing their order in PayPal

name: squarespace-popup-overlay
duration: Persistent
purpose: Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

name: squarespace-announcement-bar
duration: Persistent
purpose: Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Analytics and Performance Cookies

We use Analytics and Performance cookies to collect information on your behalf about how visitors interact with our site.

name: ss_cid
duration: 2 years
purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

name: ss_cvr
duration: 2 years
purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

name: ss_cvisit
duration: 30 minutes
purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

name: ss_cvt
duration: 30 minutes
purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

name: ss_cpvisit
duration: 2 years
purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

name: ss_cookieAllowed
duration: 30 days
purpose: Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies

Third-party cookies

Our website will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

Squarespace – We use Squarespace to host our site using their content management system. Squarespace utilise several third-party cookies and their cookie policy can be found here: https://www.squarespace.com/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 and post it on our sites. We encourage you to check back periodically to review this Cookie Policy for any changes since your last visit.