What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They are commonly used to collect information about your browsing activities and preferences, and to help websites remember your preferences for future visits. Cookies can also be used to track your behaviour across multiple websites and provide personalised content such as adverts.
The cookies we use on our website fall into the following categories:
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and enable you to access certain features, such as secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some parts of our website may not work properly.
We use hCaptcha to stop robots and automated services from abusing our website. hCaptcha is privacy focused and complies with GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, PIPL, and other global data laws.
Note: If you login to our website, some Functional session cookies will to be set to remember who you are and if you are still logged in.
|cookies_and_content_security_policy||Stores your choice for our Cookies and Content Security Policy||90 Days||Strictly Necessary|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie provides functions across pages while you visit our website. No personal information or anything visitor specific is tracked or stored.||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|pvc_visits||Posts View Counter sets this cookie to ensure accurate view counts on each page. No personal information or anything visitor specific is tracked or stored.||1 Day||Strictly Necessary|
|_koko_analytics_pages_viewed||Koko Analytics is privacy-friendly analytics. We use it to monitor traffic and content on our website. No personal information or anything visitor specific is tracked or stored.||6 Hours||Strictly Necessary|
|wordpress_sec_*||To provide protection against hackers, store account details. This cookie is only set when you Login to our website.||Session||Functional|
|wordpress_logged_in_*||Stores your logged in state.||Session||Functional|
2. Statistics Cookies:
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, such as which pages they visit most often and whether they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you personally.
Our website specifically uses Google Analytics to help us monitor how our website is being used. You can block statistic cookies, or you can also opt out of all Google Analytics by installing Google’s Browser Opt-Out Add-On.
|_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 +||Analytics|
|_ga_*||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||1 Year +||Analytics|
|_gat_gtag_UA_*||Set by Google to distinguish users.||1 Minute||Analytics|
|_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||Analytics|
|_pk_id.*||Set by our own analytics tools to monitor and track site usage.||7 Days||Analytics|
|_pk_ses.*||Set by our own analytics tools to monitor and track site usage.||30 Mins +||Analytics|
3. Functional Cookies:
These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (such as your language or location) and provide enhanced features such as video content and weather information. They may also be used to provide you with customised content or to remember settings that you have applied to our website.
|YSC||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.||session||Functional|
|ak_bmsc||This cookie is used by Akamai to optimize site security by distinguishing between humans and bots.||2 Hours||Functional|
|bm_sz||This cookie is set by the provider Akamai Bot Manager. This cookie is used to manage the interaction with the online bots. It also helps in fraud preventions.||4 Hours||Functional|
|woocommerce_cart_hash||Helps WooCommerce determine when shopping cart contents/data changes.||session||Functional|
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||Helps WooCommerce determine when shopping cart contents/data changes.||session||Functional|
|wp_woocommerce_session_||Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the shopping cart data in the database for each customer.||2 Days||Functional|
|woocommerce_recently_viewed||Powers the Recent Viewed Products widget.||session||Functional|
|store_notice[notice id]||Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice(s).||session||Functional|
|__stripe_sid||Stripe.com, it is set for fraud prevention purposes and helps us assess the risk associated with an attempted transaction.||30 Minutes||Functional|
|__stripe_mid||Stripe.com, it is set for fraud prevention purposes and helps us assess the risk associated with an attempted transaction.||1 Year||Functional|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.||5 Months+||Functional|
|CONSENT||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.||2 Years||Functional|
|yt-remote-device-id||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||never||Functional|
|yt.innertube::requests||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||never||Functional|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||never||Functional|
|yt.innertube::nextId||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||never||Functional|
4. Marketing Cookies:
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies don’t store personal information, but they do uniquely identify your browser and internet device. They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
How Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services. If you wish to opt-out of personalised advertising, you can do so by visiting Google’s Ad Settings page. You can also view Google’s Privacy & Terms, specifically their Technologies page which offers more information about the types of cookies and other technologies used by Google and their partners.
|test_cookie||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 Minutes||Advertisement|
|DSID||This cookie is set by DoubleClick to note the user’s specific user identity. It contains a hashed/encrypted unique ID.||1 Hour||Advertisement|
|IDE||Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.||1 Year+||Advertisement|
|__gads||The __gads cookie, set by Google, is stored under DoubleClick domain and tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the success of the campaign and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are set on and will not track any data while browsing through other sites.||1 Year+||Advertisement|
|__gpi||Google Ads Service uses this cookie to collect information about from multiple websites for retargeting ads.||1 Year+||Advertisement|
|_fbp||This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.||3 Months||Advertisement|
How to control cookies
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Last updated: 02/04/2023