Cookie Policy

hen you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

What’s a cookie?

A cookie is a small file sent from a website which is then stored by your web browser. When you return to the website the information in the cookie can be used to recognise your last session.

Cookies can’t install malicious software such as viruses on your device, whether that’s a computer or a mobile phone. They don’t store any of your account information.

Where do cookies come from?

There are two sources of cookies:

  • First-party cookies are sent by us to your device. They can be used to remember your preferences when you visit our website or to maintain your browser connection.
  • Third-party cookies are sent by a third party that provides functionality through our website, such as video clips. This helps the third party to remember your preferences when you visit our website and others.
How long do cookies stay on your device?

Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:

  • Session cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open. Once you close your browser they’re automatically deleted from your device.
  • Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences when you open up your browser again.
What cookies do we use?
  1. Strictly necessary cookies

What they’re for: They’re necessary for the operation of our website, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Where they come from: Stickerscape

How long they last: Strictly necessary cookies cannot be turned off (without breaking the website), but they should be deleted when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically.

Legal basis for processing: We process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation) i.e. ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

Please note that no personal information is stored within these cookies.

Click here for full details of all our strictly necessary cookies

 

Purpose

Cookie provider

Cookie name(s)

Duration

To remember what is in your shopping cart

Stickerscape

wc_cart_hash_#

Session

Ensures the functionality of the shopping cart

Stickerscape

wc_fragments_#

Session

Contains a unique code for each customer so that we know where to find your cart data for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.

Stickerscape

wp_woocommerce_session_#

1 day

 

  1. Performance cookies

What they’re for: Enables our website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. These cookies also allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.

Where they come from: Stickerscape and third parties

How long they last: Performance cookies can be rejected, but they should automatically be deleted when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically.

Legal basis for processing: We process information about you contained in or obtained from preference cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). i.e. improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.

Click here for full details of all performance cookies we use

Purpose

Cookie provider

Cookie name(s)

Duration

Remembers the user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to auto-populate form fields for subsequent comments, in order to save time for the user.

Stickerscape

wfvt_#

Session

To monitor number of visitors and how they interact with our website

Google Analytics

_ga

Persistent – 2 years

To manage the volume of page view requests made  

Google Analytics

_gat

Persistent – 10 minutes

To monitor unique visitors

 

Google Analytics

_gid

Persistent – 24 hours

You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies on the Google privacy page.

 

  1. Functional cookies

What they’re for: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Where they come from: Stickerscape and third parties

How long they last: Most will expire when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically. Otherwise, some cookies will last for up to one year from your last visit to our website, as shown below.

Legal basis for processing: We process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation) i.e. improving our website to provide visitors with a better experience.

Click here for full details of all functional cookies we use

Purpose

Cookie provider

Cookie name(s)

Duration

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.

Stickerscape

__atuvc

Persistent – 1 year

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.

Stickerscape

__atuvs

Persistent – 30 minutes

Related to Google Analytics tracking to provide information relating to our users use our website.

Google

_utma, _utmz, GAPS, LSID

Persistent – 1 month to 2 years

 

  1. Targeting cookies

What they’re for: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Where they come from: Stickerscape and third parties

How long they last: Most will expire when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically. Otherwise, some cookies will last for up to two years from your last visit to our website, as shown below. Alternatively you can turn analytics and performance cookies on or off using the toggle within the cookie settings tab.

Legal basis for processing: We process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Click here for full details of all targeting cookies we use

Purpose

Cookie provider

Cookie name(s)

Duration

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors of our website via adverts placed on third party websites e.g. Google search.

Google Adwords

ads/ga-audiences

Session

Unclassified  

Google.com

ads/user-lists/#

Session

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Google.com

NID

Persistent – 6 months

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Google Analytics

collect

Session

Used to analyse browsing habits to better serve advert

rubiconproject.com

C

tag.php

Session

Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited web sites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on web sites that use the same ad network.

rubiconproject.com

khaos

Persistent – 1 year

Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited web sites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on web sites that use the same ad network.

rubiconproject.com

put_#

rpb

rpx

Persistent – 29 days

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

Facebook

fr

Persistent – 3 months

Unclassified

Facebook

tr

Session

Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button e.g. product pages.

Facebook

impression.php/#

Session

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

yieldlab.net

id

Persistent – 1 year

Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

doubleclick.net

test_cookie

Session

 

Consent to use cookies

When visiting our website for the first time you will be presented with ‘Cookie acceptance’ pop-up. This provides a link to this cookie policy and an accept & close option. You can also use this dialog box to block specific groups of cookies. Please click the “Cookie settings” button to activate or deactive certain groups of cookies. Please note that the rejecting certain cookies may lead to a loss of functionality on the website.

If, after accepting cookies, you decide you would like to reject specific groups of cookies, this can be done by visiting our cookies settings using the link below.

Cookie Settings

Blocking specific cookies

You may also be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, applications or services. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the www.allaboutcookies.org website.

You can block cookies for other websites by following third-party opt-out instructions. One way of doing this is to change your internet browser settings by following the instructions provided by your browser provider. These are normally located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ menus. You can also use a third party tool to manage cookies.

If you know the third party cookie that’s being used, you can follow their instructions to opt-out. For example, you can opt-out from Google Analytics cookies by visiting Google’s website. However, this may not delete the cookie from your browser altogether. It may just stop the cookie from being sent to your computer in the future.

Some web browsers let you delete cookies completely. If your browser allows it, you’ll be able to change your settings to delete cookies when the browser is closed.

Just remember that if you choose to refuse cookies some website functionality may not work for you.

More information

For more information on cookies go to the Information Commissioner’s Office website (ico.org.uk).