A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.
We use the following types of cookies:
- strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site for example your account, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- analytical/performance cookies. These cookies enable us to recognise visitors, to analyse how many our Site receives, and to examine how all our visitors navigate around the Site when using it. This helps us to improve the Site’s operation and functionality for example by presenting the information on it in a way that makes it easier to access all of the relevant webpages more easily.
- functionality cookies. These cookies are used to enable us to identify you as an existing visitor or account holder when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages landed on and browsed by you, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
These types of cookies can be - “persistent” or “session” cookies – which characteristic reflects the length of time that a cookie remains on your device.
The session cookies we use last until you stop browsing. The persistent cookies we use last until they expire or are deleted.
Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 90 days and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie||Purpose||Type of cookie & further information|
|_session_id||Allows us (and Shopify) to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).||unique token, session|
|_shopify_visit||Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our [website provider’s internal stats tracker?] to record the number of visits.||no data held|
|_shopify_uniq||Counts your number of visits to our Site.||no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day|
|cart||Stores information about the contents of your cart.||unique token, persistent for 2 weeks|
|_secure_session_id||[ If the shop has a password, ] this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.]||unique token, session, storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite|
Google’s provides information about its cookie policies here.
We also use Facebook Pixel which is a tracking [plug-in] which we use on our Site to track your navigations through the Site and what products and services you have visited. Facebook Pixel enables us to serve our relevant marketing messages and promotions to you via your Facebook account if you have one and we have agreed with Facebook that we want to do so.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
For more information on managing cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org, or visit www.youronlinechoices.eu which has further information about behavioural advertising and online privacy.