Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

Cookies contain a very small amount of information, usually consisting of a string of numbers and/or letters, they are not computer programs, they don't give the website owners any kind of access to your computer or mobile device and they can't be used to identify an individual visitor.

Cookies enable websites to remember visitor actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so they don't have to keep re-entering them whenever they re-visit the site or browse from one page to another. They also allow websites to collect other forms of  anonymous data, for example to help track how popular a website is.

This page explains the cookies we use and why.

How do we use cookies?

Like most other websites we use cookies to ensure that our website works properly, to enhance your experience when visiting and to provide anonymous analytical data.

Depending on how a visitor uses our website the following types of cookies may be set:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
    Strictly Necessary Cookies have to be set in order for our website to work as intended.        
  • Functionality Cookies
    Functionality cookies give visitors a better user experience and allow for some customisation when it comes to interacting with our website.        
  • Performance Cookies
    Performance cookies are used by us, and by some of our embedded tools to collect anonymous usage data.        

Please see the table below which provides you with information on the cookies that might be stored when interacting with our website.

Cookie(s)      Name       1st Party       Description      
SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION Squiz Matrix Sesion Yes

A cookie set by Squiz Matrix, the content management system that powers My WI. This cookie allows the site to identify a unique user visit. This is used to remember that you are logged in to the website and prevents you from constantly being prompted to log back in.        

More information on: Squiz Matrix privacy policy

TextSize Text Size Yes To ensure that My WI is as accessible as possible we allow members to set their preferred font size. To save the hassle of having to set your font size every time you visit your preference will e saved as a cookie.
mywi_cookie_accepted My WI Cookie Accepted Yes We are required by law to inform members that this website uses cookies. The first time you visit you will see a cookie information pop-up linking you to our privacy policy. Once you accept and dismiss the box a cookie remembers your choice, preventing you seeing the box every time you visit.
Google Analytics  

Google Analytics uses these cookies to track anonymous user website activity on our website
This information is used by us to compile reports and to help us improve the website.

Anonymous information collected includes the number of visitors to the website, where they came from (another website, Facebook etc.), the pages they visited, how long they stayed on the website/page and whether or not they have visited our website before.

More information:Google Analytics and cookies
Opt out of Google Analytics

Disqus   Disqus powers the commenting functionality on MyWI. Disqus uses cookies to post comments and to remember who you are as you navigate across different pages. Disqus also use Google Analytics for their own internal statistics.