Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Last update: September 2020

Our website uses cookies and other technologies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with the best possible experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Here you can see what cookies may be sent to your device by walkersshortbread.com and what we use each cookie for . You can manage your cookie preferences at any time. However, please be aware that if you disable cookies it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and some parts of the website may fail to work.

The information below explains what cookies are and how our website uses them.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain small amounts of information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, for example, they allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve your user experience. The cookies used on our website have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide.

We use the following cookies, grouped into four categories:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: functionality cookies

These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.

Category 3: analytical / performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, if they get error messages from web pages. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Category 4: targeting / advertising cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

 

Strictly Necessary:

allow_cookies This cookie enables us to know that you have consented to allow our website to use cookies.

__cfduid This Cloudflare cookie enables us to verify the user and protect the site against DOS attacks.

__Secure-3PSID, __Secure-3PSIDCC, __Secure-3PAPISID These are essential site cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes.

Functionality:

tms_VisitorID Abandoned basket. This cookie enables us to send you an email to remind you that you have products in your basket that you have not yet purchased.

PHPSESSID This cookie enables us to recognise you when you return to our site so that our website remembers who you are when you register or login.

Wmc_current_currency, woocommerce_items_in_cart, tk_a, woocommerce_cart_hashi These cookies allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient and are required for the shopping cart and check-out process to function.

Analytical / Performance:

 _ga, __utma, __utmb, __utmc__utmz, __utmv, __utmx, _guid, _cfuid  These cookies are used by a third-party service called Google Analytics which enables us to understand how people find and use our website. Google has some comprehensive information on how they use cookies, from where you can also view their privacy policy.

SSID, SID, HSID, NID, 1P_JAR These Google cookies store the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google’s SafeSearch filter. These cookies also contain digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. These are used by Google to display personalised advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions.

SIDCC, DV A security cookie to protect a user’s data from unauthorised access.

SAPISID, NID This cookie enables Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube and play them on sites.

OTZ A cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors. The “S” cookie may collect certain information used to help improve services, including the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages.

tms_wsip This cookie tells us which country website visitors are browsing from.

__atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

Targeting / Advertising:

_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

Please note that the following third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • AddThis
  • Pure360
  • VacancyFiller
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

 

You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. Google has some comprehensive information on how they use cookies, from where you can also view their privacy policy.

CAN I USE THIS WEBSITE WITHOUT COOKIES?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site and this may prevent some parts of our website working correctly for you.

The aboutcookies.org website provides more information about how to block cookies and/or remove existing cookies.

HOW LONG WILL COOKIES STAY ON MY DEVICE?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted.

We will post any changes we make to this notice on this webpage.