A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc.). The text file is then sent back to the server each time a page is requested by the server, enabling the server to identify and track the web browser.
Happy Wedding Day may send a cookie which may be stored via your browser on your computers hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of www.happyweddingday.co.uk and to improve the website’s usability. In addition we may use it for marketing purposes and to recognise your computer when you visit www.happyweddingday.co.uk in order to personalise our website for you.
By continuing to browse our site, you consent to us placing cookies on your computer (unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser (see below).
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a piece of data which is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on the internet user’s browser, or the hard drive of their computer, if they agree. The information the cookie contains is set by a website's server and it can be used when the user visits the website. Cookies are designed to remember things that an internet user has done whilst on a website in the past, which can include putting products in a basket, logging in, or clicking on links. Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.
The cookies we use on our website are used in many ways, including:
- To keep a record of the products you've put in your shopping bag for the next time you visit;
- To make personalised product recommendations, based upon the previous times you've shopped on the website;
- To remember your preferences;
- To find out what the website doesn't do well and make improvements to it in the future;
- To allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook; and
- To make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you.
TYPES OF COOKIES
SESSION (OR TRANSIENT) COOKIES
Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
PERSISTENT (OR PERMANENT) COOKIES
Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so that they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the number of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
FLASH COOKIES (OR LOCALLY SHARED OBJECTS)
You will probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Many websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Websites choose to use Flash Cookies as these can hold more information than regular cookies. When you delete cookies via your browser, your Flash cookies are unlikely to be affected. A website may therefore still recognise your preferences if it used a Flash cookie to save them initially.
ADVERTISING ON OTHER WEBSITES
Cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on happyweddingday.co.uk.
For these adverts, our third party providers may use software that can set a cookie to your browser, this will enable us to monitor whether you see the adverts, click on them and buy from our website. Cookies are placed on your computer if your browser is set to allow these. If you wish to ‘turn off’ cookies, then please check your browser’s help files for guidance on how to do so. The Help section is usually found in the Menu bar at the top of the browser. Some browsers provide help if the F1 key is pressed. However, you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
The data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details.
SHARING WITH SOCIAL NETWORKS
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like twitter and facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
WHICH COOKIES DOES WWW.HAPPYWEDDINGDAY.CO.UK USE?
Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I OPT OUT OF ALL COOKIES?
If you opted out of all cookies set by www.happyweddingday.co.uk and associated websites, then you will not be able to use our website effectively.
HOW DO I OPT OUT OF COOKIES?
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies however your use of www.happyweddingday.co.uk will be limited.
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