Cookies are small text and number files placed on your computer (or other electronic devices) when you access the internet, cookies contains information about the websites you have visited. They allow websites to store things like user preference and personal information. Cookies can be used to gather information about the user’s use of the website or enable the website to recognise the user as an existing customer when they return to the website at a later date.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but users can change these settings to block some or all cookies.
- Recognise you whenever you visit the site
- Obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet
- Carry out statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services in order to help us better understand our customers’ requirements and interests
- Make you online experience more efficient and enjoyable
The information we obtain from the use of our cookies may contain traces of your personal information. It will also contain information about your computer (or other electronic devices) in regards to your internet protocol address (IP address), your web browser and other internet log in information.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services and also when you enter your personal details on the ‘contact’ page.
Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to maintain your shopping basket.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies set with domains different from the one shown on the address bar. We use third-party cookies to allow Shopify to store information about you session.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_GA||This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc which is used to distinguish users||Google Analytics set cookies to: identify unique users, identify unique sessions and store information about the user’s session. Expire after 2 years|
|_GID||This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc which is used to distinguish users||Google Analytics set cookies to: identify unique users, identify unique sessions and store information about the user’s session. Expires after 24 hours|
|_GAT||This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc which is used to enhance website performance by limiting collection of data on high traffic sites||This cookie expires every 10 minutes|
|_orig_referrer||Helps us find out where our visitors have come from||This cookie is used for referral purposes|
|_session_id||Allows Shopify to store information about your session||Contains information such as who referred and the landing page of the website|
|_shopify_visit||Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits||Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, no data is held|
|_shopify_uniq||Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer||Expires at midnight the day after your visit. No data is held|
|cart_sig||Stores information about the contents of your cart.||Lasts for two weeks|
|wsg_pages||Provides website statistics||Expires on browser closure|
|storefront_digest||This is used to determine whether the customer has access to the website|
Turn off cookies
If you do not wish to accept the cookie, you can set your internet browser setting to not accept cookies. However, if you do this, you may lose certain website functionality which could impact your use of the website. If you wish to seek further guidance on how to disable cookies please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/