Cookies Policy

Updated: May 2018

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers sent to your browser by a website you visit and is stored by your browser. It allows the website or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How the DSWT uses cookies

When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies in your web browser.

We use the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to use a shopping cart or make donations.
  • Performance (analytical) 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 are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - these remember choices you make to improve your online experience, such as recently viewed pages.
  • Third party cookies - we also use some tools on our pages from third parties such as YouTube (for tracking usage statistics for YouTube videos embedded on our website) and Google (Google Tag Manager - to track user journeys and actions on our website). They also set cookies on our website(s) on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are placed on our website, and may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from, and what actions you take on our website. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

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

Name of cookieOwnerPurposeDuration
GPSYouTubeUsed by YouTube to track device type1 day
YSCYouTubeUsed by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes - https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/End of session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEYouTubeUsed by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes - https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/7 months
PREFYouTubeUsed by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes - https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/2 years
_gaGoogleTracking cookie for analytics - used to distinguish users2 years
_gatGoogleTracking cookie for analytics. Used to throttle request rate10 mins
ASPSESSION Enable use of shopping cartEnd of session
_gidGooglePerformance cookie with Google analyticsEnd of session
_atuvcAdd Thismake sure you see the updated count if you share a page2 years
_atuvsAdd ThisThese cookies are used for the purpose of sharing pages and content that interest you on the site30 mins
UidAdd ThisThese cookies are used for the purpose of sharing pages and content that interest you on the site2 years
TapAd_DIDtapad.comprovides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities2 months
TapAd_TStapad.comprovides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities2 months

How to manage cookies

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. How you do so will depend on the browser you use, but the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device.

However, if you use your browser settings to delete or block cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website and some pages may not display properly.

More about cookies

You can learn more about cookies on the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Changes to our cookie policy

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this policy. We recommend that you check this policy regularly.

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