Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive, or in your browser memory, when you visit Christmas Island’s website.
To make sure you get the best experience from our website, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting.
What are cookies?
- Allow the site to function correctly and to help keep it secure.
- Make the site easier to use by remembering information that you’ve entered, to recognise you as a site user and to personalise your visit.
- Collect basic information about the way you have used the site.
The cookies may also allow Christmas Island to record additional information on the webpages you have visited and the contents of those webpages, any information you input, your referring URL or IP address, your time of visit and related session information, your requested page, web browser type, status of request (successful reply), cookies, number of bytes in the response, and query string and any information or technical detail your browser is sending to us.
Christmas Island uses this information to better understand website usage in the aggregate so that we know what areas of our website users prefer. This information is stored in log files and is used for statistical reporting and in limited circumstances to prevent fraudulent claims.
Google Analytics: This is a common website tracking tool that provides us with general statistics about website usage, how people move around our site and the type of actions people take. This helps us to make overall improvements as a result. For more information view the Google Analytics website.
For more information view the Google AdWords website.
Transaction Cookies: These cookies contain information about your purchase as a whole and also help the site know when the cart data changes. They also contain a unique code for each customer so that the site knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies. This site uses PayPal and Worldpay to process customer transactions.
How do I turn cookies off?
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Within your browser settings you can choose whether your wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.