Cookies

What Are Cookies

Cookies are bits of data that are stored on an individual’s computer when he or she visits a particular website. This enables websites to keep a record of users of their sites. Cookies may contain personalised information relating to the website that was visited, such as login codes, passwords, credit-card numbers or a list of shopping items. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.


How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. 

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

Whenever you perform actions on our site, certain preferences are assigned to you, this is done to provide you with a great experience on our site.  In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be recalled when you interact with a page.

 

We use Shopify to operate the backend service and therefore the following Cookies are used:

Name

Purpose

Data Kind

Sessional or Persistent

_session_id
storefront

Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc...)

Unique Token

Sessional

_shopify_visit
storefront and checkout.shopify.com

Used by our internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to the shop

None

Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit

_shopify_uniq
storefront and checkout.shopify.com

Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer

None

Expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day

cart
storefront

Stores information about the contents of your cart

Unique token

Persistent for 2 weeks

_secure_session_id
storefront

Stores session information for the checkout process

Unique token

Sessional

storefront_digest
storefront

If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access

Unique token

Indefinite



Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

 

This site uses PayPal as a payment gateway which uses cookies as a way to track payment transactions for your convenience.

 

We also use Facebook advertising and use various cookies more information can be viewed on the Facebook Cookies help page on this topic.

 

NAME

WHO SETS IT?

PURPOSE

SESSIONAL OR PERSISTENT

PREF

Google Analytics

Tracking who visits 
the store and from 
where

Persistent for 
a very short 
period

Unique to 
each user

PayPal

Payment transactions

Sessional



For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official page.



More Information

Hopefully this has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

 

Our Privacy Policy is subject to change. We will mark any change by placing an asterix * beside our link to our Policy.

 

This policy was last updated on 28 October 2015.