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Cookies Policy for Users of Hillsong.com and MyHillsong.com

Effective Date: 25 May 2018

Introduction

Hillsong International Ltd as trustee for Hillsong International (“Hillsong”) uses cookies on Hillsong.com and MyHillsong.com on (the “Hillsong Websites”). By using the Hillsong Websites, you permit us to collect and use your information from activity on devices you use in accordance with this Cookies Policy and the Privacy Notices for the Hillsong Websites.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Hillsong Websites, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What Are Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Hillsong Websites or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Hillsong Websites more useful to you.

Cookies can be “session” cookies (which last only for the duration of your web or application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the application) or “persistent” (used to remember you when you return to use the Hillsong Websites and, as such, will last longer).

How Hillsong Uses Cookies

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

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions, to store your preferences, to enable marketing delivery and to help evaluate and compile aggregated statistics about user activity.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Hillsong Websites and we use different types of cookies to run the Hillsong Websites:

Strictly necessary cookies: These enable you to navigate and use all the features in the Hillsong Websites. We may also use these cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies you cannot use the Hillsong Websites.

Functionality Cookies: These enable us to remember you have visited the Hillsong Websites before, preferences you may have indicated and information you have provided to us in order to provide enhanced functionality and personal features.

Performance and Analytical Cookies: This information is used to make sure the Hillsong Websites can cope with the volume of users, to help us correct errors, and to measure use across the Hillsong Websites. These cookies help us see if you have visited the Hillsong Websites before so we can identify the number of unique users we receive. They also help us understand how long you spend on the Hillsong Websites and from where you are accessing them.

Retargeting or Advertising Cookies: in addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies, for example, Google Analytics, to analyse statistical information from users of the Hillsong Websites. We might be able to associate such information with other information which we collect from you once we receive it from a third party. These cookies collect information about the pages you visit and also other information about other websites you visit. This information is only collected by reference to the cookie identifier that you are using. For more information visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.

We also collect information using web beacons, also known as ”pixels”. Web beacons are electronic images that can be used in the Hillsong Websites or emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, track the number of visits to the Hillsong Websites, understand usage, and know whether an email has been opened and acted upon.

Third-Party Cookies

We can use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics services.

This Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third parties” cookies and privacy policies.

Examples of our third-party service providers used by the Hillsong Websites include:

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook
  • DoubleClick
  • WordPress Session
  • MyHillsong Auth (for logged in users)
  • GetClicky / Clicky
  • qTranslate (hillsong.com translations)
  • YouTube
  • Azure
  • Bing.com/Azure for Bing Maps API, and Azure related hosting
  • Raygun for monitoring and system health checks
  • Language cookie (to retain language preference)
  • Translations cookie
  • Session cookie – Marlin (auto approval login)
  • Session cookie from IIS (for our session state)
  • Google Maps cookie
  • Cookie for recapture

Your Choices Regarding Cookies

Most web and mobile device browsers are set to automatically accept cookies by default. However, you can change your browser settings to prevent automatic acceptance of cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is set. If you”d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features on the Hillsong Websites, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Find More Information About Cookies

You can learn more about cookies, including information on how to block cookies, on the following third-party websites: