What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on the internet user’s browser, if they agree. They are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently – as well as sometimes to provide information to us, the owners of the website.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and it is impossible for them to be used to circulate viruses!
- Make our website work as you would want it to
- Improve the speed and security of our website
- Allow you to share our pages with Social Media Platforms like Facebook and Twitter
- Continuously make improvements on our website
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Let us present graphics to you in a user-friendly manner
- Remember if you have already accepted our terms and conditions
- To put through orders on our online store.
There is no way to prevent these necessary cookies being set, other than to not use our website.
- Gather or store any personal information and identifiable information (without your consent)
- Collect any sensitive information (again, without your consent)
- Store any of your payment details
- Disclose or sell data collected from cookies to any third parties.
If the settings on your internet browser that you are using to view our website are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our websites to mean that you are consenting to this. If you wish to remove cookies from our site, you can do this through your browser settings – although we warn you that our website will more than likely not work as well as you would like or expect it to.
What types of cookies we use:
Please see below the list of cookie categories that we use, and note the ones that we do not use.
CATEGORY 1: STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use it’s interactive features and access the secure areas of the website.
Without these cookie services, the services on our website that you have requested, cannot be provided.
By continuing to use our websites, you agree what we can place these types of cookies on your device.
CATEGORY 2: PERFORMANCE COOKIES
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that verifies a visitor. All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Schomberg Society does not use Google Analytics or tracking cookies on the website, however, the social media buttons on our website mean that you leave our site and go to the social media platforms. It is possible that they are using analytics cookies. Please check their privacy and cookie notices.
You may also control and delete these cookies through your browser settings.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.
CATEGORY 3: FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
Category 3 cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make on our website (such as if you have previously accepted our terms and conditions, the language you have selected and the region you are in). They also provide enhances and therefore more personal features. These cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text sizes, fonts and other parts of our websites that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services that you have asked for such as commenting on our posts and using social media to like this site. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and the cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
We use WooCommerce Cookies to keep track of your online shopping cart data. If you disable these cookies on your device, you will not be able to place an order on our website.
WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies:
|woocommerce_cart_hash||These two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.|
|wp_woocommerce_session_||This cookie contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.|
Please note that no personal information is stored within these cookies
By the continued use of our website, we take this as your permission to place these cookies on your device.
CATEGORY 4: TARGETING OF ADVERTISING COOKIES
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation
Schomberg Society does not use these types of cookies.
Cookies and our Social Media Platforms
As you can see on our website, we have buttons (links) that will take you to our pages on social media networks. These allow you to interact with our social media accounts and engage with our existing followers.
Please note that these networks may set a cookie on your computer memory. Schomberg Society is not responsible or liable for these company’s cookie notices, but for more information, please see the following links:
What happens if you opt out of all cookies?
If you opted out of all cookies set by our online store, you will not be able to place an order on our website. You will, however still be able to browse our website.
With no cookies, the following features may also be compromised:
- Your wishlist
- Search facilities
- Revisiting your account
- Basket and Cart features.
- Filling out the contact forms
Want to opt out of all cookies?
If you want to, you can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all, or just some cookies. As mentioned above, if you use your browser to block all cookies (including the necessary ones), our website is unlikely to perform as you would expect it to. If you would like to find out more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit: https://www.aboutcookies.org/