Cookie Policy May 2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer that are generated by a website or web server. These files can store all types of information but are most commonly used to remember options and preferences you've selected etc. When you return to your favourite websites and they have remembered your name, cookies are at work. If you’d like to learn more about Cookies visit AboutCookies.org. Our website uses various cookies, as listed below.

Google Analytics Cookie

Like most websites we use Google analytics to provide information on all of our users. This obtains, technical information not personal information but it does establish the internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using. Other information this cookie gathers are things like, your operating system, web browser type and version and what pages you visited and how long you stayed on them. We can also see how you found your way to our website, i.e. from a Search Engine.

We then analyse this information closely to help improve the website for our users both in terms of content and functionality. Without this information we would just be guessing as to what content was working and we certainly wouldn't know anything about the type of devices that are being used to access our website.

OpenCart Cookies

The Gordon Rigg store is powered by the popular e-commerce platform OpenCart. OpenCart uses several cookies in order to function correctly. OpenCart cookies perform several functions from checking login status, to country of origin and currency etc. Functions that are needed to allow the website to work normally. Gordon Rigg is not directly responsible for these cookies and more information regarding them can be found on the relevant OpenCart information page.

WordPress Cookies

The Hub (blog) section of this website is powered by the popular content management system WordPress. WordPress uses several cookies in order to function correctly. These cookies are not directly related to our website and any questions you have regarding them can be found on this WordPress codex page.

How can I control cookies?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your web browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. The way in which you control cookies differs from browser to browser but the settings are generally found within the browsers options usually under security or privacy. For comprehensive details please visit AboutCookies.org. Please note that if you do decide to block cookies certain functionality may not work as intended or even not at all.

If you would like to be able to see what cookies are incoming you can use the free browser extension Ghostery. This extension also lets you decide which cookies you would like to block.