Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

  • Estimate our audience size or usage pattern.
  • Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognise you when you return to our site.
  • Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Google Analytics:

  • _ga – used to distinguish users
  • _utma – Used to distinguish users and sessions
  • _utmb – Used to determine new sessions/visits
  • _utmz – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site
  • _utmv – used to store visitor-level custom variable data

For more information visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

WordPress Cookies

  • amely_cookie_notice_accepted – used to store whether or not you have accepted the Cookie Policy of this site
  • amely_minicart_favico_opened – used by the WordPress theme to display the Mini Cart

No personal information is stored within these cookies.

WooCommerce Cookies

To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies:

  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
  • wp_woocommerce_session_

The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.