Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that our website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Generally, it contains certain information that is not personally identifiable to you but is used to improve and personalize your web experience. For example, a cookie can include the date and time of visits to the website, the pages viewed, the time spent on the website and the sites visited just before and just after it.
Types of Cookies
Based on length, there are Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they expire. Session cookies are used to remember your browsing selection or provide you with secure access to some of the services on the website, e.g. access to the User Area. Persistent cookies are used to recognize you as a repeat visitor to the Website and adapt their content in line with your preferences.
If you interact with the content of our Website, third-party cookies may also be installed (for example, by clicking on social media buttons or viewing videos housed on other sites). They are established by a domain different than our website and are subject to the relevant websites’ policies. We cannot access the data stored in cookies of other websites when you browse these other websites.
You can decide to withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookies on your computer (or mobile device) using the settings and configuration of your Internet browser.
Disabling and Blocking Cookies
Our system will automatically create cookies when you visit our website. Cookies are not necessary for the use of our Website, so you can block or disable them by configuring your browser to allow you to block the installation of some or all cookies. Almost all browsers allow you to be alerted to the presence of cookies or block them automatically.
If you block cookies, you can continue to use our website, although some services may be limited and you may not experience the full functionality of our website.
For more information on deleting, disabling or blocking cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org
Changes to the Cookies Policy
We will notify you of any changes to the Cookies Policy by posting them on the Legal section on our Website, and they will be applicable from the date we publish them. We reserve the right to amend, update or adapt this Cookies Policy to reflect any changes in legislation or in the interpretation by the relevant data protection agency.
What Type of cookies we use
We use 6 groups of cookies: Google Analytics cookies, Woocommerce cookies, Pop-up Cookie Consent Cookie, Twitter cookie, Facebook and Google maps cookies.
To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies:
The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and help WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.
Google Analytics Cookies
The 4 Google Analytics cookies provide us with data about visitor usage patterns on our site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. The visitor remains anonymous.
Pop-up Cookie Consent Cookie
Twitter Cookie, Google+, Instagram and Facebook
This cookie is set for the browser to remember the guest id to display the latest news from our twitter account.
Google Maps Cookies
The embedded Google Map on our site sets 3 cookies known as NID, PREF and khcookie. These cookies allow Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
COOKIE SET BY COOKIE NAME PURPOSE EXPIRES
Google Analytics _utma
_utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. 2 years, 30mins, when you close your browser, 6months respectively
woocommerce woocommerce_items_in_cart, PHPSESSID_ These cookies are used by the online shop to allow it to function correctly. both expire when you close your browser
Twitter, Facebook and G+ guest_id This cookie is set for the browser to remember the guest id to display the latest news from our twitter account. 2 years
Google Maps nid pref khcookie These cookies allow Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps. 6 months, 2 years, when you close your browser, respectively.