Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets 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.

How we use cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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 any data you choose to share with us, for example via our enquiry form.

Data collected by this site is used to:

  • Take and fulfill customer orders
  • Administer and enhance the site and service
  • Issue a unique identifier (e.g. customer login)
  • Monitor customer account status beyond that required for individual purchases
  • Only disclose information to third-parties for goods delivery purposes

We use the following cookies on this website:

Google Universal Analytics

The main purpose of Google Universal Analytics cookies is performance and web usage measurement.

Cookie name: _ga
Expiry: 2 years
This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

Cookie name: _gid
Expiry: 10 minutes
This cookie appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Cookie name: _gat
Expiry: 10 minutes
This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. It does not store any user information and is used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to our website.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce provides the shopping functionality on this website and requires the use of cookies to manage shopping basket, checkout and account processes, such as remembering your shopping basket contents and your account details.

Cookie name: woocommerce_cart_hash
Expires: when you exit the website
This cookie contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. No personal information is stored within this cookie.

Cookie name: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Expires: when you exit the website
This cookie contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. No personal information is stored within this cookie.

Cookie name: wp_woocommerce_session_
Expires: 48 hours
This cookie 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 this cookie.

Wordfence

Wordfence is a security plugin for WordPress which helps prevent malicious attacks and intrusions, keeping both you and the website safe.

Cookie name: wordfence_verifiedHuman
Expires: when you exit the website
This cookie forms part of checks to ensure our website remains secure from bots and hacks and therefore maintains a safe environment for our visitors.

More about cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. 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.

Find out more about cookies on the www.allaboutcookies.org website.

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