A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive to help store your user preferences, login and session states, analyse web traffic or let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The following cookies may be set.
WordPress Security (WordPress security plug-in)
A security plug-in for WordPress and helps keep the site safe and secure. This plug-in may check you’re a real human visitor and your geographical location.
Google Analytics: __ga, __gat: We use Google Analytics to monitor and report on our website usage such as the number of visitors to the site, search phrases used to find us, pages visited on the site and time spent on the site. The statistics gathered are a necessary requirement in order for us to provide and improve our value added products and services and to stay competitive. The cookies do not identify users nor associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
Social Media Sharing
To enable our users to share links to our pages on their own social media channels.
Cookie Notifications Ironically, to keep track of whether we have shown you the cookie notification message (and your acceptance), we need to set a cookie.
Embedded Content (e.g. YouTube videos)
Occasionally, the webmaster may embed content from other sites and services into web pages (for example, embedding a YouTube video into a page). When third party services are used like this, they will usually set their own cookies in addition to the cookies listed above.
We use a third party Ecommerce solution ‘Ecwid’ that integrates into this website allowing our customers to securely purchase our products online. Ecwid doesn’t store ANY information in cookies. Instead of cookies, Ecwid uses browser`s local storage.
For unregistered customer the following information is stored:
– the number of items in cart
– the preferable category layout
– the ID of the opened Ecwid store
If customer adds any product to cart, the local storage will also contain:
– products added to cart
– the shipping address which is automatically detected by IP
If customer goes to checkout, the local storage will have:
– the billing and the shipping address entered during checkout
If customer has created an account or has logged in, it will also have:
– Ecwid session token
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout