Cookie Compliance & Consent

What Are Cookies?

A web cookie is a small text file used to store pieces of information. If you want a more in-depth explanation, here goes. A cookie is packet of data that a computer receives, then sends back without changing or altering it. The cookies are stoked on your device when the website is loaded.

What Do Cookies Do?

The purpose of the cooke is to help keep track of visits and activity. This isn’t always bad.

Cookies can help a website function properly, make a website more secure, provide a better user experience, and help people understand how a website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

For example, many online retailers use cookies to keep track of the items in a user’s shopping cart as they explore the site.  Without cookies, your shopping cart would reset to zero every time you clicked a new link on the site.

A website might also uses cookies to keep a record of your most recent visit or to record your login information. Many people find this useful so that they can store passwords on commonly used sites, or simply so they know what they have visited or downloaded in the past.

Why Does This Matter To My Website?

Website cookies come with various rules, laws, and regulations. Laws enforced in the European Union (EU) are commonly known as the “Cookie Law,” which states that you can’t track users without consent. There are countless grey areas with these types of laws; however, they all clearly state that users must provide consent before tracking.

What Types of Cookies are there?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for users to be able to experience the full functionality of a website. They allow a site to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For instance, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc.

Marketing: Advertisements cookies

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on a website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website with social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store personal settings and browsing preferences

What Cookies Does My Site Have?

Cookie Checker

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