What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, mobile app or use an online platform. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to facilitate and help to make the interaction between users and websites, mobile apps and online platforms faster and easier, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website and/or mobile app and/or platform owner (in this case, Skedda) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website and/or mobile app and/or platform owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website and/or mobile app and/or platform (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer or device both when it visits the website and/or mobile app and/or platform in question and also when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps and/or platforms.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate correctly and securely, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
You can block or delete any cookie by changing your browser settings as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?", however certain functionality of the Websites may become unavailable if you do this.
- Essential website cookies: Served by: Skedda Pty Ltd, Google (reCAPTCHA). These cookies are strictly necessary to prevent abuse of our Websites, to provide you with services available through our Websites, and to use many of their features, such as authentication, security-validation and access to secure areas.
- Performance and functionality cookies: Served by: Skedda Pty Ltd. These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality like may become unavailable.
- Third-party cookies: Served by: Microsoft, Intercom, HeadwayApp, Stripe, Google Analytics, Wootric, Lucky Orange (see our list of subprocessors for details). These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, to help us customise our Websites for you, or to support the basic functionality of certain features. Please note that Google Analytics and Lucky Orange provide a direct opt-out link for their cookies here and here.
- Social networking cookies: Served by: Facebook, Twitter, Google. These cookies enable you to authenticate with Skedda using social network accounts.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
We do not currently use these technologies.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
We do not currently serve targeted advertising.
How can I control cookies?
Where can I get further information?