What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file (often including a unique identifier), which contains small amounts of information that are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device. These are known as “first party cookies” and they collect information about internet users like yourself such as names, addresses, e-mail details, passwords and user preferences.
On our websites, there are also “third-party cookies” operating from for example advertisers. These may be placed on your browser via our sites but we do not have any control over how the information collected, is used by these third parties.
Whenever you are on our websites, there may be “session cookies” and “persistent cookies” operating. Session cookies are temporary and only exist while you’re browsing our sites, whereas “persistent cookies” will remain on your browser (for a period defined by us) and will be activated again when you return to one of our sites.

How we use Cookies?

Cookies help us to improve our websites and the services delivered to you. Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users but they cannot by themselves personally identify who you are. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, personalise our websites for you and collect information about our users as a whole.

By continuing to browse on our websites, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy and the cookies banner which appears on our websites. Certain cookies we use require your consent and others do not, so we only ask your consent when legally required to do so.

These are the types of cookies on our websites:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential cookies required for the effective operation of our websites, including, for example, cookies that enable you to view embedded videos.

Performance cookies

These allow us to see how our websites are used. For example, we can recognise and count the number of users and see how users move around our websites when using it. This helps us to improve our websites so that, for example, users can easily find what they are looking for.


Cookie Name Description
_ga Used to distinguish users.
_gid Used to distinguish users.
_gat Used to throttle request rate.
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> Contains campaign related information for the user.
GCLB Vimeo Player.
player Vimeo Player.
vuid Vimeo Player.
cookieconsent_dismissed Cookies Preferences.
wp-settings System Cookies.

How to block cookies?

You can block cookies using the menu available on the cookie banner or by activating the setting on your device/web browser that enables you to refuse the downloading of cookies. If you choose to not accept certain cookies, some interactive features of our websites may not work.
The Freaks reserves the right to modify or add to this policy at any time without prior notice. This Cookie Policy was updated (and has an effective date) of: 8 May 2018