Cookie Policy


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer and hold data relating to a specific website. Cookies are placed on the user's computer by that website and accessed each time a user browses the site. The cookies used by The Skin Society are fairly standard and harmless. We primarily use them to collect data to help us improve our website by seeing which parts of the site are being used, how users are navigating to each page and what items on each page they prefer to click on. Nonetheless we would like you to know which cookies The Skin Society employs and why we use them.

Below we have listed each of the cookies that our site sets, with detail as to why we use them. For those that want a little more information, we've added information which details the exact purpose of every single cookie we create. We've also included information about the time the cookie is kept on your system.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.


Functional and Required Cookies

The Skin Society uses the following necessary cookies to allow visitors to navigate and use key features on your site.  

Cookie Name Duration Purpose

Crumb Session Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.


Analytics and Performance Cookies

We use the following Analytics and Performance cookies to collect information about how visitors interact with our site:

Cookie Name Duration Purpose

ss_cid 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cvr 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cvisit 30 minutes Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cvt 30 minutes Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cpvisit 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cookieAllowed 30 days Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser


We may amend these cookies from time to time as we develop the website. We will update our cookie policy accordingly on our site. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these cookies to ensure you understand what information we may be gathering.