Cookie Notice

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies

Cookies that A Handcrafted Business uses:

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose are: (Webserver)PHPSESSID;(SpamShield) _wpss-h-; -wpss-p-; JCS-INENREF; JCS-INENTIM)

(b)    status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website (cookies used for this purpose are: Webserver)PHPSESSID; (SpamShield) _wpss-h-; -wpss-p-; JCS-INENREF; JCS-INENTIM)

(c)    personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you (cookies used for this purpose are: (A Handcrafted Business)PHPSESSID; (eMember) eMember_in_use)

(d)    security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are: PHPSESSID; _wpss-h-; -wpss-p-; JCS-INENREF; JCS-INENTIM)

e)    marketing/advertising – we use cookies to help us to manage marketing and occasionally display advertisements/affiliate links that will be relevant to you (cookies used for this purpose are: (Facebook) fr; tr; (Youtube) VISTITOR-INFOR1-LIVE; YSC; (double.click.net) r/collect)

(f)    analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are: (Google Analytics) _ga; -gat; -gid; (Pinterest) pinterest-cm; (Youtube) YSC)

(g)     cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: (CookieBot) CookieConsentBulkTicket; CookieConsent)

Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are: _ga;
-gat; -gid.

We occasionally publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies.
You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Please note:   Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.