This website complies with the EU Cookie Directive.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data which allows communication between a website and a website visitors web browser. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.
What Cookies are Stored on This Website?
|PHPSESSID||This Website||Remembers what is in your shpping cart when browsing this website|
|wp-settings-1||This Website||Remembers your Logged in settings if you are a logged in user of this website|
|wp-settings-time||This Website||This cookie remembers if you clicked "Accept" use of our Cookies|
|utma, utmb,utmc,utmz||Google Analytics gathers anonymised statistical data regarding the visitors to this website. We use this information to improve our service to our visitors. You can see a complete description of these cookies at the bottom of this page.|
Why were Cookies Designed?
Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.
Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories.
Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern Web.
Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in under. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate himself by logging-in. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user’s web browser.
Google Analytics Cookies
Please see below a full description of the Google Cookies used on this website.
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site¬†from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new¬†__utma¬†cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the¬†_setSessionCookieTimeout()¬†method.||30 minutes from set/update.|
|__utmc||This cookie is no longer used by the¬†ga.js¬†tracking code to determine session status.
Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the¬†__utmb¬†cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the¬†urchin.js¬†tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the¬†ga.js¬†tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.||6 months from set/update.|
|__utmv||This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The¬†__utmv¬†cookie passes the information provided via the_setVar()¬†method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the¬†utmcc¬†parameter. This cookie is only written if you have added the¬†_setVar()¬†method for the tracking code on your website page.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmx||This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and only set when the Website Optimizer tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your pages. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on your site. ¬†See the¬†Website Optimizer Help Center¬†for more information.||2 years from set/update.|