1. What are cookies?
- Cookies are widely used tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website.
- Windows Explorer, which is one of the main internet browsers, will usually store these files in a folder called ‘cookies’ in ‘documents and permissions’ on computers running Microsoft Windows.
- Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.
By using and browsing the Crown House Publishing Limited website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our
. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
2. What types of cookies are there?
Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:
- Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
- Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
- Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.
The Crown House Publishing Limited website only uses Strictly necessary cookies and Performance cookies.
3. What cookies does the Crown House Publishing website use?
|Strictly necessary cookies:
||Persistent cookies that are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site in order to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
||Placed by our payment processor, Stripe, to store an ongoing order in a session.|
||Stores the contents of your current shopping cart.|
||CSRF stands for Cross Site Request Forgery. This cookie is a security enhancement for Expression Engine. Immediately before any forms are sent on the site, this cookie is set. Expression Engine then verifies that the cookie in the browser was the one that it set, therefore confirming the submission from the site is genuine.|
||This cookie tells us the date of your last activity on our website. If this is your first visit, it will be set to the current time.|
||This is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site.|
||Records the number of entries to be shown on certain pages.|
||This cookie is set when you login to the site to ensure that we can continue to recognise you once you are logged in.|
||This cookie generates a unique ID that relates to session values that determine the current state of the website and any actions you have performed.|
||Keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on the site and allows us to redirect you to a page during login or ordering procedures.|
||Cookies placed by Google Analytics to give us statistical data on the performance of our website. |