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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Tiddlywinks Ltd, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://tiddlywinks.co.uk (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 6 June 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
  • 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 cookie

First or Third party?

Session or Persistent?

Expiry Time

Purpose

vscommerce

Essential

Core website functionality related

First party

Session

End of browser session

Ensure information relating to basket contents and logged in status is retained for the duration of user’s session so that the website’s key functionality can work.

_utmt

Non-essential

Functional

First party

Session

End of browser session

Google Analytics load balancing cookie used to regulate the number of requests received by the server.

_utma

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Persistent

2 years

Google Analytics cookie used to collect information about the number of times a user has visited the website.

_utmb

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Google Analytics cookie used to calculate the duration of a user’s visit to the website and records a timestamp.

_utmc

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Google Analytics cookie used to record the duration of a user’s visit to the website by registering a timestamp when they leave the site.

_utmz

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Google Analytics cookie used to gather information about where a user came from including search engine and search terms used as well as links clicked.

VSReferrer

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Persistent

29 days

Cookie used to record the website that referred the user to the website

NID

Non-essential

Marketing

Third party

Persistent

6 months

Google remarketing cookie used to register a unique ID to the user for the purpose of retargeting advertisements.

cccot

Non-essential

Marketing

Third party

Session

End of browser session

Carbon DMP cookie cookie used for advertising and marketing purposes.

ccsid

Non-essential

Marketing

Third party

Session

End of browser session

Carbon DMP cookie cookie used for advertising and marketing purposes.

ccuid

Non-essential

Marketing

Third party

Persistent

1 year

Carbon DMP cookie cookie used for advertising and marketing purposes.

 

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 used to ensure that a user’s basket and logged in status are stored for the duration of their session. This cookies is called vscommerce.

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in ourlegitimate 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:

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