Cookies on the Castle Galleries Website

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

Why Use Cookies?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in. We have listed below the cookies we use and why:

Essential Cookies

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These cookies are set when you arrive at the site. They are essential to the functioning of the site and are used to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the website and that any information that you have entered is remembered for the duration of your visit. This minimises the need to authenticate or reprocess each new area of the website that you visit. They are removed when you leave the website and close your browser and contain NO personal information.

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This is a session cookie that is required by our checkout system to ensure that we can keep track of the products in your basket. Without this, you will not be able to checkout. It is removed when you leave the website and close your browser and contains NO personal information.

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This cookie is set when you login to the site to ensure that we can continue to recognise you once you are logged in. It contains NO personal information and lasts for 4 hours from when you login.

Non-Essential & Third Party Cookies

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These cookies contain NO personal information and last for 6 months to 1 year. They hold the date of your last visit and are used for things like identifying which items on a page have been read previously, your preferences for the number of items viewed per page etc...

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Please note, this cookie may have already been set at an earlier visit. Google Analytics privacy statement

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. 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. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Please note additional third party cookies may be set by the following third parties depending on how you use the site:

  • Paypal
  • Google Plus
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

You can find further information about how to opt out of these cookies on the respective third party websites.