Last Updated January 23, 2020

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Dusky Illusions) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party [and third party] cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, 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 Websites. [Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes.] This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described below.

You may change your Cookie Preferences at anytime by modifying your settings here:

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are used for the sole purpose of either (i) carrying out a transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or (ii) to allow the provider of an information society service to provide such service as explicitly requested by you.

Name Provider Reason
__cfduid and Dusky Illusions Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
gdpr[allowed_cookies] Dusky Illusions Used by the website to ensure GDPR Cookie Compliance.
gdpr[consent_types] Dusky Illusions Used by the website to ensure GDPR Cookie Compliance.
wpSGCacheBypass Dusky Illusions This cookie is used for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the website.

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, however, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”.

Third Party Cookies

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

Performance, Stats and Functionality Cookies

Name Provider Reason
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. This cookie does not store any user information.
_gid Used to distinguish users.
_pinterest_cm Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services.

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Marketing Cookies

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How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.
You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.  As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Firefox – Please check how to on Firefox help center pages.

Chrome – Please check how to on Chrome help center pages.

Safari – Please check how to on Safari help center pages.

Internet Explorer – Please check how to on Internet Explorer help center pages.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or

How often will you update this Cookie Statement?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please, therefore, re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, you may contact me using the information below.
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