What are Cookies?

Cookies are little pieces of information which pass between any website you are visiting and your computer, tablet or smartphone.

They are very clever and can be used to record how long you spend on a webpage, what links you click, even your preference for page layouts and colour schemes. They can also be used to store data on what is in your ‘shopping cart'.

Cotswold Collections website does use cookies. We believe that this is only to an extent that would be regarded as low level. For example, we use an analytics program to understand how many users are visiting our website, where they come from and the most popular areas of content.

We have included a full list of the cookies used by Cotswold Collections below, along with a definition of what the cookie is used for. Cotswold Collections will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

By using Cotswold Collections, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes stated in this policy. You can opt out by following the instructions laid out below.

How to control and delete cookies

We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and Cotswold Collections gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by CotswoldCollections.com, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its full capability.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

This is a list of the main cookies set by the Cotswold Collections website, and what each is used for:

Schedule 1: First-Party Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Session Cookie PHPSESSID This session cookie is essential for the indentification of a user on 's website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.  
Magento eCommerce Cookies form_key
mage-cache-sessid
mage-cache-storage
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation
mage-cache-timeout
mage-messages
mage-translation-file-version
mage-translation-storage
section_data_ids
guest-view
private_content_version
x-magento-vary
persistent_shopping_cart
stf
store
user_allowed_save_cookie
login_redirect
product_data_storage
recently_compared_product
recently_compared_product_previous
recently_viewed_product
recently_viewed_product_previous
These cookies are set by our Magento cart to provide a smooth checkout and purchasing experience  
Cookie Notice cookieconsent_status These cookies are used to determine the showing of the cookie notice to the user, based on whether or not they have previously acknowledged and prompted the notice to be hidden.
Click here
for an overview of privacy & security at SilkTide (creator of the cookie consent notice script)
Preferred Store GEO prefstore
store_ie
store_us
These cookies are used to store a visitors preferred store GEO. We use the information to ensure that when a customer revisits the website they are redirected to their preferred store.  

Schedule 2: Third-Party Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Types of cookies used by Google

Cookie: Definition by Google

Google Adwords, Remarketing and Advertising

gwcc
1P_JAR
AID
APISID
CONSENT
DSID
DV
HSID
IDE
NID
SAPISID
SID
SIDCC
SSID
TAID
UULE

These cookies are used for the purposes of ad-related products by Google. This includes conversion cookies to help us determine how many times users who click on our Google Adwords ads end up purchasing our products.

We also use cookies named ‘AID’, ‘DSID’ and ‘TAID’, which are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate that the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events.

Types of cookies used by Google

Cookie: Definition by Google

TrustPilot __auc
ajs_anonymous_id
ajs_group_id
ajs_user_id
These cookies are used for the purposes of displaying user reviews collected for the website and/or it’s products via the third-party review application, TrustPilot. Click here for an overview of Privacy at TrustPilot.com
Clerk visitor These cookies are used for the purposes of displaying personalised product recommendations throughout the website. Click here for an overview of Privacy at clerk.io
Twitter Widget Cookie pid
guest_id
k
original_referer
_twitter_sess
These cookies are set by twitter and are used to determine your identity and follower status in relation to Cotswold Collections. Click here for an overview of privacy at Twitter
Facebook Like Cookie act
c_user
csm
datr
locale
lu
p
presence
s
xs
These cookies are set by facebook and are used to determine your identity and friend status in relation to Cotswold Collections. Click here for an overview of data use at Facebook