What is a website ‘Cookie’
Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded on to your computer or other electronic device when you visit our website. We use them for the following reasons:
- Remember information about you, so you don’t have to give it to us again.
- Help us understand how people are using our website, so we can make it better.
What type of Cookies we use
When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the ‘Close Notice’ button, a cookie will be set which records your preference.
Functional Cookies: These cookies are set by our website and are used to provide user experience services on the website.
Third-party Cookies: These cookies are set by someone other than The Website Shop and our website. Some of our website pages may contain content or elements from other services such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc that may use their own Cookies as you engage with this content.
You should also know that if you share a link to one of our website pages, the service you share it on (for example, Twitter) may set a cookie on your browser and we have no control over this or third-party cookies.
We use third party cookies for Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook, Stripe and GoCardless.
Session Cookies: This website’s CMS (Content Management System), WordPress, uses what are called Session Cookies that track your usage session on the website. This is to determine whether you are a logged-in user or not.
Performance Cookies: Performance cookies recognise you on return visits to our website, to measure your engagement with the website for performance analysis. Such measurements would include the number of visits, time spent on the website, pages viewed, etc.
We do not seek to personally identify you through cookies.
What do I need to know about Security and Cookies?
The Cookies we place on your device do not collect personal data. They are used purely for performance and interaction purposes only. Cookies do not compromise the security of your computer.
To learn more about cookies and how to opt-out of different types of cookies, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.
This policy was last reviewed on 23rd May 2018.