Cookie Policy

Overseas Emigration Limited (“OE Visas”)

In common with most websites, the OE Visas website (“the Website”) uses cookies.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. Our current cookie list is provided below. We update this list regularly, so there may be additional cookies that are not yet listed.

Why do we use Cookies?

When you visit our Website, we may place a number of cookies in your browser. For example, we use cookies on the Website to understand visitor and user preferences, improve their experience, and track and analyse usage, navigational and other statistical information.

How to refuse or opt out Cookies

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all.

Click here to learn more about the “Private Browsing” setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox;

Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome;

Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer; or

Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.

For more information about managing cookies, please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

List of cookies used

Google Analytics Cookies:

_ga – This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

_gat – This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

AddThis Cookies:

_atuvc – This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

_atuvs – This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

sc_is_visitor_unique – This cookie is a StatCounter,  used for recording site visitor stats

WordPress Cookies:

dc_jqaccordion_widget-s1-item to dc_jqaccordion_widget-various x 15 – This cookie is used to determine if accordion content on website is open or closed.

PHPSESSID – This cookie is related to a WordPress plugin.

viewed_cookie_policy – This cookie shows if the cookie policy notice/ pop up has been read/accepted

cookie_test_cookie – This cookie is set when visiting admin login page to see if browser accepts cookies ok

 

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