COOKIES & SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES POLICY

We think it's important for you to understand how we use cookies and similar technologies. They have a number of purposes that you can read about in this policy.

In this policy, we'll refer to CrumbAvenue.com as ‘Crumb Avenue’ or ‘Site’. We’ll refer to cookies and other technologies collectively as 'Cookie Technologies'.
  1. Types of Technologies
  2. Purposes
  3. Consent
  4. Managing Your Cookie Technology Preferences

1. Types of Technologies

Cookies
Cookies are small files sent from a server to your web browser that contain information about browsing activity. They are stored within your web browser. We use two types of cookies:
  • Session cookies are specific to a particular visit. They carry information as you view different pages so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages. Session cookies are erased when you leave the site or close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for using the site. They allow the site to recognise you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored within your web browser until you choose to delete them or until they expire.
Cookies we use on Crumb Avenue:
 
NAME USE EXPIRATION
crumb_avenue_session Crumb Avenue (stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website) Session
_ga Google Analytics (used to identify new users) 2 years
_gid Google Analytics (used to identify new users) 24 hours
_gat_gtag_UA_6464 Google Analytics (used to throttle request rates) 1 minute
XSRF_TOKEN Crumb Avenue (protects the user from cross-site request forgery) session

Other Technologies
In addition to cookies, we also use UTM codes. UTM codes are bits of text that are added to a link (URL) that give more information about browsing and therefore help to see where the traffic is coming from.


2. Purposes

Crumb Avenue uses Cookie Technologies:
  • to make the Site function for you and to give you better browsing experience. For example to remember your preferences, so that you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages. 
  • to protect you from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). The CSRF is an attack that forces a user to execute unwanted actions on a website. An attacker may trick the users of a website into executing actions of the attacker's choosing. There are many ways in which this can be done f.ex. by specially-crafted image tags, hidden forms, and JavaScript XMLHttpRequests.
  • to understand how the Site is used by visitors. We use Google Analytics.
  • to throttle request rates. Throttling is the process of limiting the number of requests you can submit to a given operation in a given amount of time. Throttling protects the Site from being overwhelmed with requests.


3. Consent

Cookies and similar technologies are used to make the Site function for its intended purpose. By choosing to use our Site after having been notified of our use of Cookie Technologies, you agree to such use in the ways described in this Policy.


4. Managing Your Cookie Technology Preferences

You can change your web browser's settings to reflect your cookie preferences: If you don’t want Google Analytics to use your data you can opt-out here.