What Are Cookies?

Cookies consist of small text files that are stored on your local device when you’re accessing the internet. Whether it’s a computer, tablet or smartphone device, cookies are use whenever you visit a website.

Cookies enable a website to recognise a user’s device in order to improve user experience on a website. Cookies can be used to remember user preferences, provide them with a more personalised experience, navigate between pages more easily, verify their profile, generate website visitor statistics and to enable shopping features.

Cookies are used on this website http://www.inceptionweb.com.au as well as any sub-domain. They are used to improve our user’s experience and provide a secure and tailored experience for all users. All cookies used are non-intrusive and secure.

In this Cookie Policy we aim to give clarity on what cookies we use, how we use them and how they can benefit our users. Our cookies are non-instrusive and do not store any sensitive personal data or information such as names, addresses, personal telephone numbers or email addresses.

We always aim to maintain the security and value our user’s privacy. Some third party cookies may be used in order to enhance user experience such as Google Analytics or Facebook. All cookies used can’t view personal data or information stored on your personal desktop, tablet, smartphone or any other web-enabled device.

More information about cookies can be found on https://www.gov.uk/help/cookies.

Cookies used on this Website (www.inceptionweb.com.au)

If you have set your browser to accept cookies then our website will be able to use cookies in order to ensure you can have the best user experience possible. Below you can learn how to activate/de-activate cookies on your device.

In order to be as transparent as possible, the table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Cookie Name Purpose of Cookie Further Information
Google Analytics __utma
Google Analytics is used to monitor website traffic levels, search queries and visits to www.inceptionweb.com.au. Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US. Neither Inception Web or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

PHP PHPSESSID The cookie PHPSESSID is a cookie token used by PHP applications. An example on how it is used for this website is to identify your unique session.

This cookie is usually used to maintain the integrity of your session while transacting information with a website. Examples of this including form submissions and secure area access
This cookie doesn’t store any personal data and is delete when visitors close their browser.

This cookie is essential and if disabled some areas of the website may cease or work at limited capacity.
Twitter _twitter_sess guest_id
This cookie is used to interact with Twitter. An example is when it’s used to check if a user already follows our Twitter account from their Twitter account. https://twitter.com/privacy
LinkedIn __qca
This cookie is used for our website to interact with LinkedIn.
An example of how this is used may be to check whether a visitor already follows our LinkedIn account already.
Facebook datr
This cookie is used for our website to interact with Facebook.
An example of how it is used may be to check whether a visitor already follows our Facebook account and tailor content to suit.
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used to remember a visitor’s YouTube preferences.
Examples of how this is used could be previous watch history and volume preferences.

How to Adjust your Device Cookie Preferences

On most devices, most browsers are already set to automatically accept cookies. You can adjust, amend and disable your cookie settings via your browser preferences if required.

On Desktop PC

Google Chrome

1. Click on the spanner icon and then click on “Settings”.
2. In the new tab on the left hand side, click on “Under the Hood”.
3. Click on “Content Settings” under “Privacy”.
4. Select the level of privacy you want from the cookies menu.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to “Tools” and then click on “Internet Options”.
2. Click on the “Privacy” tab.
3. Use the privacy level slider to adjust your cookie settings. A description of each cookie setting will appear next to each option.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to “Tools” and then click on “Internet Options”.
2. Click on the “Privacy” icon.
3. You can adjust the history settings to set your browser to update your cookie settings to how you want them.

On Apple Mac

Internet Explorer (MacOS X)

1. Click on “Preferences” from the Explorer menu.
2. Click on “Receiving Files” options.
3. Click on “Cookies”.
4. Select your preferred settings.


1. Select “Preferences” from the “Edit” menu.
2. Select “Privacy & Security”
3. Then select “Cookies”.
4. Select from your preferred Cookie settings.

Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)

1. Choose “Preferences” from the Safari menu.
2. Select the Security icon.
3. Your Cookie settings are shown in window.
4. Choose your preferred cookie settings.


1. Go to Opera browser in the main menu and select “Preferences”.
2. Select “Privacy”.

On Mobile & Smartphone Devices


1. Select “Settings” and then select “Safari”.
2. Click on “Privacy” and then adjust your cookie settings.


1. Select “Settings” and then select “Safari”.
2. Click on “Privacy” and then adjust your cookie settings.

Samsung Galaxy

1. Go to your internet browser, open the menu and select “More”.
2. Select “Settings”.
3. Scroll down to “Privacy”.
4. Then select to accept or reject cookies or to clear cookie data.

Additional Information

For information on how to disable cookies on other mobile devices, please consult the device owner’s manual.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites and devices visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you want more information, you can read more about cookies and your options at http://www.aboutcookies.org.

Last updated: May 25, 2018