By Kate Bligh
'eco-friendly graphic design'
Cookies are small bits of text which are stored on your computer to enable services. Whenever you log into a site the site will set a cookie in your web browser. If your interested in reading more about cookies have a look at this site www.aboutcookies.org they also tell you how to disable cookies.
- Website stats - we use google analytics they tell us how many people have visited the site what country they came from and what pages they visited. This helps us to make this website better. As part of that google analytics tries to set a cookie on your browser.
- Ordering - When you place an order PayPal who do the payment processing for us will place a buch of cookies on your computer.
If you disable cookies google analytics won't show us as useful results. Not the end of the world.
Cookies Google Analytics sets
|_utma||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
|_utmx||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmxx||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmz||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
Cookies Paypal sets
They set quite a few, they will follow this form but the content will vary
|navcmd||xpt%2fCustomer%2fgeneral%2fAbort||when you close browser|
|when you close browser|
|about an hour|
|about an hour|
Plus a few seemingly random AlphaNumeric ones of the form 'KHcl0EuY7AKSMgfvHl7J5E7hPtK' which vary in time to expiry from ending at close of browser to 20 years.