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 Cookies
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.
|_ga||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||1 year 1 month 4 days|
|_gid||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_gat_gtag_UA_*||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID.||1 minute|
|_ga_*||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.||1 year 1 month 4 days|
WooCommerce & WordPress Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services;
|Gordon Rigg||wc_fragments||Checks and saves general store preferences such as currency and language preferences.||2 weeks|
|Gordon Rigg||wp_woocommerce_session||Stored information related to your browsing session such as the items in your cart.||2 days|
Advertising / Functionality Cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). They may also be used to provide you with relevant advertising.
|Mailchimp||mailchimp_landing_site||MailChimp sets the cookie to record which page the user first visited.||1 month|
How can I control cookies?
You may wish to disable cookies on this site and on others, however this is likely to negatively impact your experience when using the website and your ability to interact with it. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.