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Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

This website, www.gourmetdrops.com (“Website”) uses cookies or similar technologies (such as cookie-like code in your web browser) to help us improve your experience of the Website. This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Cookies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit our Website, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file (or similar technologies such as web beacons) on your computer or mobile device and access information from it.

Information gathered through cookies or similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the Website. For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.

1 TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE

1.1 Our Website uses cookies and similar technologies specifically as follows:

(a)              Persistent cookies – these are used solely to identify if your browser uses the right software to use the Website. No personal data is collected.

(b)              Session cookies – session cookies allow the Website to uniquely identify a user’s browsing session on the Website and to allow us to coordinate this information with data from our website server.

(c)              Third Party cookies – these are cookies and similar technologies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on including as follows:

(i)               The Website is built on the Shopify Platform and Shopify may use cookies in accordance with its own cookie policy which is available at the following link and its privacy policy which is available able the following link.

(ii)              The Website uses the Facebook Custom Audiences Pixel. The Facebook Custom Audiences Pixel drops a cookie-like piece of code in your web browser (if you are logged onto Facebook when you visit the Website) which enables us to advertise our products to you after you have left our Website. Please see the following link for further information on the Facebook Customer Audiences Pixel [https://en-gb.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel]. Facebook may use cookies in accordance with its own cookie policy which is available at the following link and its data privacy policy which is available able the following link.

(iii)             The Website uses Google AdWords Display Network. These services allow Google to drop a cookie in your browser (if you are logged into your Google account when you visit the Website). This enables us to advertise our products to you after you have left our Website. Please see the following link for further information on Google AdWords Display Network [http://www.google.co.uk/ads/displaynetwork/]. Google may use cookies in accordance with its own cookie policy which is available at the following link and its privacy policy which is available able the following link.

(iv)             The Website uses Google Analytics. Google’s “analytics” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google may use cookies in accordance with its own cookie policy which is available at the following link and its privacy policy which is available able the following link. For further information on how Google uses data collected via Google Analytics please see the following link.

2 YOUR CONSENT TO USE OUR COOKIES

By continuing to use our Website you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this Cookie Policy. If you do not consent to us using cookies then please read the next section.

3 BLOCKING OUR USE OF COOKIES

You can block the use of cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser or by following the links below. For more information on cookie management and blocking cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.

4 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOCK COOKIES

In order to use some parts of the Website your web browser will need to accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, our Website will not run correctly and you may not be able to access or use all or part of the Website.

5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC COOKIES

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used in the table below:

Cookie Name

Description

UMB_UPDCHK

umb_installid

These cookies track installs and updates on your browser to ensure that you have the correct browser to use the Website.

XSRF-TOKEN

XSRF-V

These cookies are session based cookies that prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery.

 

Shopify Cookies

 

Cookie Name(s)

Description

_session_id, unique token, sessional

_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional

Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_shopify_visit, no data held,

Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits.

_shopify_uniq, no data held,

Expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks

Stores information about the contents of your cart.

storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite

If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

PREF

Persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where.

 

Facebook Custom Audiences Pixel

Cookie/ similar technology Name(s)

Description

 Facebook Custom Audiences Pixel 

This pixel allows us to record information about the way visitors use our Website. This pixel records information about a user's browser session, which it sends to Facebook, along with an anonymised version of the Facebook ID and the URL viewed. This allows us to target our Facebook adverts to audiences of people who have visited our Website.

 

Google Analytics Cookies

 

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

_utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions.  The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utma cookies exist.  The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utml

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

_utmb

30 minutes from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits.  The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utmb cookies exists.  The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmx

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js.  Set for interoperability with urchin.js.  Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the ­_utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

_utmz

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.  The cookie created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmv

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.  This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable.  This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVat method.  The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

 

6 CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE POLICY

To ensure that you are always aware of how we use Cookies on the Website we will update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes to our use of Cookies and similar technologies. We may also make changes as required to comply with changes in applicable law or regulatory requirements. We may notify you by email of any significant changes. However, we encourage you to review this Cookie Policy periodically to be informed of how we use cookies.

 

 

 

Last Updated: April 2018