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Cookies Policy

 

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Paul Shelley Violins, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, http://www.paulshelleyviolins.co.uk (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 14/10/2018.

 ‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Contents

  • About cookies
  • List of cookies used
  • Essential cookies
  • Non-essential cookies
  • Facebook Pixel
  • How to accept or reject cookies
  • Copyright

 

About cookies

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

 

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

 

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

 

Session and persistent cookies

 

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

 

First and third party cookies

 

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

 

List of cookies used

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

Name of Cookie

 

Essential or Non-essential?Type of cookieFirst or Third party?Session or Persistent?Expiry TimePurpose
PHPSESSIDEssentialUser state preservation relatedFirst partySessionEnd of browser sessionPreserves user session state across page requests. Essential for site operation.
wc_cart_hashEssentialEssential (cart functionality)First partySessionEnd of browser sessionRecognises changes to items in your cart during a session
wc_fragmentsEssentialEssential (cart functionality)First partySessionEnd of browser sessionRemembers items stored in your cart during a session
CONSENTNon-essentialFunctional (consent related)Third partyPersistent20 yearsGoogle consent setting cookie.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVENon-essentialFunctionalThird partyPersistent179 daysTries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
csrftokenNon-essentialFunctionalThird PartyPersistent1 yearHelps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
_gatNon-essentialFunctionalFirst partySessionEnd of browser sessionUsed by Google to throttle the request rate.
_gaNon-essentialAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent2 yearsTo distinguish website visitors.
_gidNon-EssentialAnalyticalFirst partySessionEnd of browser sessionGenerates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.
PREFNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartyPersistent8 monthsRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
YSCNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
GPSNon-EssentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
yt-remote-cast-installedNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-player-two-stage-tokenNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-cast-installedNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devicesNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-idNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-periodNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-appNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-nameNon-essentialAnalyticalThird PartySessionEnd of browser sessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
IDENon-essentialAdvertisingThird partyPersistent2 yearsGoogle DoubleClick remarketing cookie used to track and measure user behaviour after in connection with advertisements on Google’s display advertising network.
mcdNon-essentialAdvertisingThird partySessionEnd of browser sessionWe use Instagram API to display posts. Instagram will not store personally-identifiable cookie information unless you click through onto the original posting.
rurNon-essentialAdvertisingThird partySessionEnd of browser sessionWe use Instagram API to display posts. Instagram will not store personally-identifiable cookie information unless you click through onto the original posting.
urlgenNon-essentialAdvertisingThird partySessionEnd of browser sessionWe use Instagram API to display posts. Instagram will not store personally-identifiable cookie information unless you click through onto the original posting.
PNon-essentialAdvertisingThird partyPersistent10 yearsCookies needed for the Facebook social plugin. To allow you to share our content, Facebook places a number of cookies through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests.
1P_JARNon-essentialAdvertisingThird partyPersistent1 monthGoogle cookie used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.

 

Essential cookies

 

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

  • a first party session cookie which preserve a user’s state across pages on the website. This cookie is essential for the website to operate, including its basket functionality. This cookie is called PHPSESSID
  • first party session cookies to remember the items you have placed or removed from your shopping cart for the purposes of allowing you to checkout on our website. These cookies are: wc_fragments and wc_cart_hash

 

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).
Legitimate interests:
ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Non-essential cookies

 

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies

 

Functional cookies

 

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • a first party session cookie used to help Google Analytics manage the number of users on our website. This cookie is called _gat
  • a third party persistent cookie to improve the loading time and functionality of videos on our website. This cookie is: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. This cookie expires after 179 days.
  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google in relation to the user’s consent settings. This cookie is called CONSENT and expires after 20 years.
  • a third party persistent cookie which helps prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. This cookie is called csrftoken and expires after 1 year.

 

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.
Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

 

Analytical (or performance) cookies

 

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

  • Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga which is a persistent cookie and expires after 2 years, and _gid which is a session cookie. We also use the Google Analytics cookie _gat, which is explained in more detail in the ‘functional cookies’ section above.
  • YouTube cookies to track when you watch YouTube videos on websites across the internet. These generate statistics on the videos you watch such as how many videos you watch and for how long. These cookies are: PREF, YSC and GPS. YSC and GPS are session cookies and PREF is a persistent cookie expiring after 8 months.
  • Youtube cookies used to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. These cookies are session cookies called yt-player-two-stage-token, yt-remote-cast-installed, yt-remote-connected-devices, yt-remote-device-id, yt-remote-fast-check-period, yt-remote-session-app and yt-remote-session-name

 

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

For YouTube’s (Google’s) privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

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).
Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.paulshelleyviolins.co.uk/privacy-policy

 

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

 

Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website:

  • a third party Google persistent remarketing cookie to display advertisements to you about our goods and services across the internet, including on other websites you visit. This cookie is called IDE and expires after 1 year.
  • third party persistent cookie needed for the Facebook social plugin. To allow you to share our content, Facebook places a number of cookies through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. This cookie is called P and expires after 10 years.
  • third party persistent cookie used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates. This cookie is called 1P_JAR and expires after 1 month.
  • We use Instagram API to display posts. Instagram will not store personally-identifiable cookie information unless you click through onto the original posting. The cookies Instagram sets on our website are session cookies and include the following: mcd, rur and urlgen.

 

Google uses cookies to display advertisements to you about our products and services on other websites and locations across the internet based on the fact that you have visited our website. Google may also display other advertisements across the internet to you about third party services using the Google AdSense network, although this is beyond our control. For more information about Google remarketing, click here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en

For further information on Google’s advertising cookies, please see their cookies policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

 

How to opt in or out from advertising cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using advertising cookies by accepting the use of such cookies via our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of advertising cookies, including profiling and automated decision-making please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.paulshelleyviolins.co.uk/privacy-policy

 

Facebook Pixel

 

We use Facebook Pixel on our website. Facebook Pixel is a tracking code which allows us to track and monitor the success of advertisements we use on Facebook and to improve the effectiveness of those advertisements by recording information such as the device you used to access our website and the actions you took on our website using cookies. We may also use Facebook Pixel to create retargeting advertisements and custom audiences for our advertisements on Facebook and on our website.

Facebook aggregates data gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel on our website with data it gathers from other sources, in order to improve and target advertisements displayed on its website or via its services, to improve its systems and to provide measurement services to third parties which use Facebook’s advertising services. You can find out more about how Facebook handles information they collect about you and other individuals by accessing their privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using Facebook Pixel turning on marketing cookies using our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel, including profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.paulshelleyviolins.co.uk/privacy-policy

 

How to accept or reject cookies

 

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Accepting or rejecting cookies

 

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.

 

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

 

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

 

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

 

Facebook Pixel

You can block Facebook Pixel using our cookie control tool.

 

Disconnect for Facebook

You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install the too here:

 

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option

 

Copyright

 

The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved.