What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, often including a unique identifier, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it. Cookies are then accessed by the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How are cookies used on the Prep By Post website?
We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.
Types of cookies
Session cookies are created temporarily when a user visits a website. Once the user leaves the site/closes the browser, the session cookie is deleted.
A persistent cookie file remains on the user’s device and is re-activated when the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. These cookies expire after a certain period (set in the file), or can be removed manually.
Classification of cookies
|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.|
|Performance cookies||These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.|
|Functionality cookies||These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make [such as your username, language or the region you are in] and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching videos or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.|
|Targeting/advertising cookies||These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of time you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.|
A list of the cookies used by this website is set out below.
|PHPSESSID||PHP session cookie||no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.||The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.|
|Woocommerce_cart_hash||session||no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.||To keep track of cart data. No personal information is stored within these cookies.|
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||session||no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.||To keep track of cart data. No personal information is stored within these cookies.|
|wp_woocommerce_session_||persistent||1 year||contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within this cookie.|
|wp-settings-1||persistent||2 weeks||These cookies are required by our CMS software and hold no personally identifiable information.|
|wp-settings-time-1||persistent||2 weeks||These cookies are required by our CMS software and hold no personally identifiable information.|
|wp-settings-time-6||persistent||2 weeks||These cookies are required by our CMS software and hold no personally identifiable information.|
How to block cookies?
We have tried to ensure that you our customers have full visibility of the cookies used on our website. Our website requires certain cookies to be enabled for you to be able to shop on PrepByPost.co.uk however if you would like to restrict or block cookies from this website you can use your browser to do so. Each browser allows you to restrict or block cookies in different ways so we recommend that you visit the Help section to learn how to set your preferences.
For further information about cookies and how to manage them visit www.allaboutcookies.org