Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 7 June 2019

First Draft uses cookies, which are small pieces of text that are placed on your computer to distinguish you from other users of our website. They allow us to recognise users over multiple visits, and to collect basic data about your use of the website. Cookies help us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.


First Draft uses cookies from Cloudflare and WordPress to make the website usable by enabling basic functions like site navigation and access to secure areas of the site. Cloudflare cookies are used to identify trusted web traffic, deliver website content and serving DNS connections for website operators. WordPress cookies are used on the First Draft account login page to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

First Draft also uses preference cookies to remember the user’s selected language version of a website.

Additionally, First Draft uses statistics cookies to help us understand how visitors interact with websites, by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies collect users’ IP addresses, geographical location, website navigation, visits to the website (for example, which pages on First Draft the user has read). Some of these cookies register a unique ID to each visitor that is then used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

The First Draft website contains marketing cookies that track visitors across websites. We use cookies from Twitter in conjunction with the local-storage function in the browser to allow the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures, and cookies from Google Analytics to track how you are using the site, your browsing behaviour, journey and device or browser used. No personally identifiable information is collected via Google Analytics. This information is used to help improve the experience for users.

First Draft newsletters contain MailChimp web beacons (single pixel gifs), which enable MailChimp to recognise when a subscriber has opened an email or clicked certain links. The web beacons record the subscriber’s email address, IP address, and date and time associated with each open and click for a campaign, and are used to create reports about the performance of email campaigns and the actions taken by subscribers.


Your Choices and Rights Regarding Cookies

If you would like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or block cookies, please change the settings in your web browser. Please note that if you delete cookies or decline to accept them, you may not be able to access all of the features that First Draft offers, or to store your preferences. Additionally, some of the pages on the First Draft website may not display properly.


Changes to This Policy

Our cookie policy is current as of the effective date set forth above. We will review this policy regularly and place any updates on this web page.