What’s a Cookie

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How are Cookies used?

Cookies are used to track your use of websites. They help to understand how you use websites in order to develop and improve websites as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around websites when they are using it. This helps to improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

The Cookies we use

Cookie Name Type Category Purpose
age_gate Persistent Strictly Necessary You must be 18 or older to use this site, and users must agree to being over 18 in order to access this website. This cookie remembers users settings so they only have to make the agreement on the first page that they visit.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary Persistent Strictly Necessary This cookie is used to keep track of your cookie preferences on this site.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary Persistent Strictly Necessary This cookie is used to keep track of your cookie preferences on this site.
_ga, _gid, __gat_gtag_UA_* Persistant Analytical/performance cookies These cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability. These cookies are only set after you have allowed use of Non-necessary cookies by clicking the Accept button on the Cookie Notification banner. You can also disallow these cookies at anytime by clicking on the ‘Cookie Settings’ link in the cookie banner.
tk_ai Session Strictly Necessary WordPress/WooCommerce: Stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the dashboard area and is used for usage tracking if enabled. Devon Cove is built on the WordPress platform and uses Woocommerce for its online shop.
viewed_cookie_policy Persistent Strictly Necessary This cookie is used to keep track of your cookie preferences on this site.
wfwaf-authcookie-* Persistent Strictly Necessary This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded. This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress.
woocommerce_cart_hash Session Strictly Necessary WooCommerce: This cookie helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes. Devon Cove uses Woocommerce for its online shop.
woocommerce_items_in_cart Session Strictly Necessary WooCommerce: This cookie helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes. Devon Cove uses Woocommerce for its online shop.
wordpress_logged_in_* Persistent Strictly Necessary WordPress: This cookie helps us keep you logged in to our site. Devon Cove is built on the WordPress platform.
wordpress_sec_* Persistent Strictly Necessary WordPress: This cookie helps us keep you logged in to our site. Devon Cove is built on the WordPress platform.
wordpress_test_cookie Session Strictly Necessary WordPress: This cookie is set when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. Devon Cove is built on the WordPress platform.
wpSGCacheBypass Persistent Strictly Necessary WordPress/SiteGround: This cookie is used for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the website. Devon Cove is built on the WordPress platform and hosted at SiteGround.
wp_woocommerce_session_* Persistent Strictly Necessary Woocommerce: This cookie contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. Devon Cove uses Woocommerce for its online shop.

Third party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third­ parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on. For example on this website, the maps provided by Google will place cookies on your computer. (See Google’s privacy policy for more information)

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