What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. It allows the website to recognise and tailor the site to you and won't harm your computer. It can be sessional, which means it is deleted after you close your broswer, or persistent, which means is is deleted after a fixed period of time or indefinite.
Opting out of cookies
How to restrict, block, or delete cookies
This depends on the browser you use. You should check the help information for your specific browser for further guidance.
Which cookies do we use?
|Name (domain)||Purpose||Sessional or persistant?|
|_session_id (storefront)||Allows shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing, page etc...)||Sessional|
|_shopify_visit (storefront and checkout.shopify.com)||Used by our internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to the shop||Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit|
|_shopify_uniq (storefront and checkout.shopify.com)||Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer||Expires midnight (relative to the visitor) or the next day|
|cart (storefront)||Stores information about the contents of your cart||Persistent for two weeks|
|_secure_session_id (storefront)||Stores session information for the checkout process||Sessional|
|_ga (storefront)||Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users||Persistent for 2 years|
|_utma (storefront)||Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users and sessions.||Persistent for 2 years from set/update|
|_utmb (storefront)||Google analytics cookie used to determine new sessions/visits.||Persistent for 30 mins from set/update|
|_utmz (storefront)||Google analytics cookie that stores the traffic source of campaign that explains how the user reach the site||Persistent for 6 months from set/update|
|_utmv (storefront)||Google analytics cookie used to store visitor-level custom variable data.||Persistent for 2 years from set/update|
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by websites other than iainsteel.photography. While it is technically the third-party website's responsibility to inform you of these we have included them here to be as transparent as possible.
We use paypal for payment transactions. Paypal will set a unique sessional cookie when you go through the checkout process. Read more about paypal cookies.
We use google analytics to gather anonymous information on website usage to help us to optimise the site and content. In addition to the first-party cookies listed above, google will set a cookie named PREF that is persistent for a very short period to track (anonymously) who visits the store and from where. Read more about google cookies.
We use mailchimp to operate our newsletter service. Mailchimp uses session cookies that are deleted after you close your browser. Read more about mailchimp cookies.
We use addthis, google, twitter, and facebook for the social media buttons on the website. Read more about addthis cookies. Read more about google cookies. Read more about twitter cookies. Read more about facebook cookies.