Cookie Policy

Introduction

This policy sets out how Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society uses cookies on this website.

Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13th April 2022.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of information placed on your computer by a website, either temporarily until you close your web browser, or more permanently on your device. Cookies allow websites to be personalised for you and provide facilities such as shopping baskets whose contents are maintained when you go to different pages on the website.

Overall cookies help us provide you with a better website. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and parts of it may not work at all, so we do not advise declining cookies.

How We Use Cookies

When you sign into this website as a member we store cookies that maintain your “signed in” state when you go to different pages on our website. These cookies are stored on your computer temporarily and automatically deleted when you sign out as a member or close your web browser. They are essential to the operation of this website when signed in as a member.

We also use cookies in our shop to record the contents of your basket, the location you have selected and your choice of delivery service. This is so these items are maintained when you go to different pages on our website. Again these cookies are stored temporarily and automatically deleted when you close your web browser, and are essential to the operation of this website.

We use the popular Google Analytics service to collect statistics about website traffic. This helps us analyse how our website is used and tailor it to the needs of our visitors and members. You can find out more about Google Analytics, including its own privacy policy, how it uses cookies, and also how to download a plug-in for your browser that disables Google Analytics if you wish.

Cookies set by WooCommerce

Cookies are used by WooCommerce in a variety of ways.

Cookies depend on specific features that are enabled on a store. The cookies are active when a user interacts with one of these features or to allow admin functions to be performed from within the store’s dashboard (/wp-admin).

Details are provided in tables below, listing various cookies that are set for users of stores with the WooCommerce plugin installed.

Store front end:

COOKIE NAME
DURATION
PURPOSE
woocommerce_cart_hash
session
Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cart
session
Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_
2 days
Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
woocommerce_recently_viewed
session
Powers the Recent Viewed Products widget.
store_notice[notice id]
session
Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.

no personal information is stored within these cookies.

Store dashboard (/wp-admin):

COOKIE NAME
DURATION
PURPOSE
woocommerce_snooze_suggestions__[suggestion]
2 days
Allows dashboard users to dismiss Marketplace suggestions, if enabled.
woocommerce_dismissed_suggestions__[context]
1 month
Count of suggestion dismissals, if enabled.
tk_ai
session
Stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the dashboard (/wp-admin) area and is used for usage tracking, if enabled.