Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: designerhandmade.co.uk

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Nessesary

Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
woocommerce_cart_hashSessionHelps us determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cartSessionHelps us determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_HASH2 DaysContains a unique code for each customer so that we know where to find cart data in the database for each customer.
woocommerce_recently_viewedSessionAllows for the display of recently viewed products.
store_notice[notice id]SessionAllows dismissing a store notice if one is present.
__stripe_mid1 YearUsed by Stripe for the purposes of fraud detection and prevention when processing payments.
__stripe_sid30 MinutesUsed by Stripe for the purposes of fraud detection and prevention when processing payments.
viewed_cookie_policy1 YearUsed to store whether or not a user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary1 HourUsed check whether or not a user has given consent to the usage of necessary cookies.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary1 YearUsed check whether or not a user has given consent to the usage of non-necessary cookies.

Non-nessesary

These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
_ga2 YearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid24 HoursThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat1 MinuteThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, return to this page and click the link below. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.


In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.