COOKIE POLICY

Cookies

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your device. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to improve the users experience while visiting. Cookies also provide us with information about how this website is used so we can keep it as up to date, relevant and as error-free as possible.

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy, however, users have some control over their privacy options which are outlined further on.


Different types of cookies

There are two different types of cookies – ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies. The Art & Craft Collective website, like many websites, may use both. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies have a longer expiration date and stay on your computer hard-drive until you manually delete them – usually when you delete your search history.

Persistent cookies

One example of a persistent cookie is the ‘remember me on this computer’ function which means you can access the private area of a website again from your own PC or mobile, without logging-in again. Session cookies and persistent cookies which may be placed on our website by us are known for this reason are ‘first party cookies.’

Third party cookies

‘Third party cookies’ are used by analytics companies such as Google to gather information about you. This isn’t the kind of personal information we retain under our Privacy Policy. It’s more to do with the habits you display and the websites you browse.


What cookies do we use?

There are two different types of cookies – the ones we use on artcraftcollective.co.uk (first party cookies) and the ones set by companies with work or interact with (we call these third party cookies).

We use various first Party browser cookies to enable the smooth running of the website.

List of Cookies.

Every attempt has been made to list all the cookies currently set on this website as accurately as possible. If you think we have missed any or any information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will investigate further.

artcraftcollective first party cookies

WordPress
Cookies Used:

wordpress_test_cookie is set and used by WordPress to test for cookie capability. WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. It is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.

WordPress – For those logged in into the backend (system administrators)
Cookies Used:

WordPress also sets some wp-settings-[UID] cookies and wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of the admin interface and preserve user’s wp-admin settings. The wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie is used to indicate when you are logged in and who you are.

The wordpress_sec cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/

WooCommerce
Cookies Used:

  • woocommerce_cart_hash
    This helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
    Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
  • wp_woocommerce_session
    Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
  • woocommerce_recently_viewed
    Powers the ‘recently viewed products’ widget.
  • store_notice[notice id]
    Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.

WooCommerce is the Ecommerce platform used on this website to add the shop functionality

PHP Session Cookie
Cookies used:

  • PHPSESSID

This is a native PHP cookie used for managing user session on the website. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

Cookie Bar
Cookies used:

  • euCookiesAcc

Used to record your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy and suppress the Cookie warning bar.

Wordfence
Cookies used:

This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress. This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.


Third Party Cookies

Font Awesome
Creates cookies when you visit our website. We use Font Awesome to provide fast-loading icons used throughout our website and online store.


Clearing your cookies

You can clear the cookies in your browser at any time. Learn how to clear your cookies in:
Chrome here 
Apple Safari here
Internet explorer here
Mozilla Firefox here


How to opt out of Google Analytics

In order to further provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics.

The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website.

https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245


Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Google Chrome https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Apple Safari https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac


External links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Resources & further information

Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

Guide to Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

Google Privacy Policy

Facebook Privacy Policy

Instagram Privacy Policy

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