Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains in detail what cookies we use and how we use them.

What are cookies?

We’ll let Wikipedia explain this:

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, and passwords.

Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user’s web browser, and on whether the cookie data is encrypted.

The tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individual’s browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European to take action. European law requires that all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.

So what cookies do you use?

Store front end:

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
woocommerce_cart_hashsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cartsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_2 daysContains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
woocommerce_recently_viewedsessionPowers the Recent Viewed Products widget.
store_notice[notice id]sessionAllows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.
wordpress_logged_in*sessionChecks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user. Useful for Gravatar. (Saved for 2 weeks if “Remember me” is chosen at login)
wordpress_sec* sessionA separate authentication cookie tagged containing the “secure” flag that is used to store your authentication details securely. (Saved for 2 weeks if “Remember me” is chosen at login)
wordpress_test_cookie sessionChecks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.
eucookielaw 180 daysRemembers the state of visitor acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.

No personal information is stored within these cookies. These cookies are necessary for the website to function.

Can I stop you from using cookies or can I delete the cookies you placed on my computer?

Yes you can. If you decide to not accept cookies the website will not work. You can delete your cookies but in this case you will be logged out, any items saved in your cart will be lost as well. Check out the links below for more information.

Other cookies

Some features make use of third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.

_ir1 dayUsed by Pinterest for their social sharing feature.
fr10 weeksUsed by Facebook for social sharing feature.
PHPSESSIDSessionUsed by WordPress on this very page for embedding the above two links.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based).