A cookie is a small file of text which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser, as with most websites, when you visit our website and use certain pages or features on the site, especially when placing an order.
It enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our service to you. It also helps us to keep track of your activity on our site.
This information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. For more information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
When we provide our services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested;
measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast;
analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with govt services so we can make them better
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them.
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device by visiting: www.aboutcookies.org
Types of cookie we use
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site:
1. Session or transient cookies: these cookies are deleted when you close your web browser and do not collect information from your browser. They capture session identification which does not identify the user personally.
2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these cookies remain on your computer’s hard drive until they expire or are deleted by you. These cookies capture information about the user such as how their activities on the web and preferences on sites.
We use a Wix developed web-site and they place these session cookies on our site:
hs which is for security and lasts the session
__utmc but please see the description for Google Analytics below.
These are the permanent cookies that can be found on this site:
svSession which identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor's session on a site. It is a persistent cookie;
XRSF-TOKEN which is for security. It is a persistent cookie;
smSession which identifies logged in site members. It lasts 2 weeks;
TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters) which is for security. It is a persistent cookie;
TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters) which is for security. It is a persistent cookie;
Google Analytics which collect information about visitors to our site and their activities on our site including where the visitor has come from. The cookies used are almost all persistent (the exception is __utmc which lasts the browser session).
Deleting or blocking cookies
You can use the settings of your browser to block or delete cookies as you wish. Do please note that blocking cookies may slow down your experience on our website, or cause issues with placing an order, as cookies are often required to help with a smooth checkout process!
If you have any questions about our cookies policy or feedback please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.