COOKIE POLICY

This cookie policy was last updated on: 01/04/2021

At Castore we take your privacy very seriously. We fully appreciate and respect the importance of data privacy and security on the Internet.

This website uses cookies and similar technologies for various purposes, including to distinguish you from other users of the website and allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. It allows us to recognise your computer (but not specifically who is using it) upon entering our site, even if you are not logged into the site. When you visit our site, you can surf anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity by changing your browser settings. However, in order to provide better service, we may use cookies to track your visit. 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.

 

THE TWO MAIN TYPES OF COOKIES

Session cookies:

 

Persistent cookies:

 

WHY WE USE THE FOLLOWING COOKIES

 

THIRD PARTY COOKIES WE USE

We work with some third-party suppliers to enable features on our website or to improve our online advertising. These suppliers may set cookies on our website.

These include:

Cookie

Cookie Reference

Purpose

Duration

Google

 

__utma

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

 

2 years

Google

 

__utmb

 

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.

 

30 mins

Google

__utmc

This cookie is used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

 

1 day

Google

__utmt

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

 

10 mins

Google

__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site, what search engine you used, what link you clicked, and where in the world you accessed the website. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

6 Months

Google

_ga

Used to identify unique users.

2 Years

Google

_gat_UA- XXXXXXX-X

 

Used to estimate audience size and usage pattern.

 

1 Day

Google

 

_gid

used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing.

 

2 Days

 

Google

_gads

Used to measure Google ad interaction by the user.

 

1 Year

 

Google

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

 

1 Year

Facebook

C_user

Used to identify the user who is currently logged in

3 Months

Facebook

datr

 

Used to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. This cookie plays a key role in Facebook’s security and site integrity features.

 

2 Years

Facebook

 

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

 

3 Months

Facebook

 

tr

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

 

Session

Shopify

 

_pay_session

The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.co.uk

 

Session

Shopify

 

__paypal_storage__

Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.

 

Persistent

Shopify

 

storefront/page

Necessary for the shopping cart functionality on the website to remember the chosen products - This also allows the website to promote related products to the visitor, based on the content of the shopping cart.

 

Session

Shopify

 

_shopify_fs

Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

 

1 Year

Shopify

 

_shopify_s

Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

 

1 Day

Shopify

 

_shopify_sa_p

Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction - This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites.

 

1 Day

Shopify

 

_shopify_sa_t

Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction - This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites.

 

1 Day

Shopify

 

_shopify_y

Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

 

1 year

Klaviyo

 

__kla_id

This cookie is used to collect information on the visitor's behaviour. This information will be stored for internal use on the website – internal analytics is used to optimize the websites or to register if the visitor has subscribed to a newsletter.

 

2 Years

Klaviyo

 

__kla_viewed

Collects information on the user's website navigation and preferences - This is used to target potential newsletter based upon this information.

Persistent

Klaviyo

 

api/identify

Collects information on the user's website navigation and preferences - This is used to target potential newsletter based upon this information.

Session

PayPal

 

ts_c

Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.

3 Years

PayPal

 

__paypal_storage__

Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.

Persistent

PayPal

akavpau_ppsd

This cookie is provided by PayPal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website - The cookie is necessary for secure transactions.

Session

 

DELETING OR BLOCKING COOKIES

The cookies described above may be either “session cookies”, which means they are temporary and are automatically deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser, or they may be “persistent cookies”, which last until their expiry date or until you or your browser delete them. By law, we are required to ask your permission before storing non-essential cookies on your computer. If you choose to block or delete cookies or similar technologies used on our website, it may prevent the website from functioning properly or at all.

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. Generally, this can be done by visiting the “Settings” menu in your browser. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also wish to visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices to learn more about the cookies on your device set by other companies and opt out of them if you wish. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our site.

 

CHANGES TO COOKIES POLICY

We may change this cookie policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this policy, and in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice such as adding a statement to the homepage of the website or sending you an email with the update. Please check this cookie policy regularly to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Cookies Policy and practices of this site, you can contact us at concierge@castore.co.uk.