BOING Cookie Policy


Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or device when you browse our website. This website uses cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users, to provide you with a better experience and to improve our site by better understanding how you use it.

We are allowed to store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we provide an easy way for you to control their use (see below). We will assume you accept our cookie policy if you continue using our site .

For more details on the personal data that we use and the measures we have in place to protect your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy <<insert link>>.

What types of cookies are there?

Cookies fall into two groups:

  • First party cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We have carefully chosen these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
  • You may also receive certain third party cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and services other than us, e.g. Twitter or YouTube. We don’t have any control over third party cookies.

Within these groups, there are several different types of cookies that may be used on a website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Functionality cookies - These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred language or layout.
  • Analytical/Performance cookies - These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
  • Marketing cookies - Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

What cookies does our site use?

Necessary cookies:

Name of Cookie Purpose First or Third party
exp_cartthrob_session_id Remembers which items are in your shopping cart. No personal information is stored in this cookie, only a fingerprint ID. First
exp_csrf_token Cross Site Request Forgery cookie to enhance security for Expression Engine. First
exp_expiration Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. First
exp_last_activity Allows us to remember the last time you interacted with the site within the current visit First
exp_last_visit Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. First
exp_sessionid A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the session_id column in the exp_session table. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members.
First
exp_tracker Allows us to remember the last 5 pages you viewed First
Analytical/Performance cookies
Name of Cookie Purpose First or Third party
_gid Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site. Third
_gat Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site. Third
_gid Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site. Third
__utma Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site. Third
__utmc Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site. Third
__utmz Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site. Third
Marketing cookies
Name of Cookie Purpose First or Third party
fr Facebook marketing cookie Third

Your cookie control

If you do not want us to use Functional, Analytical/Performance and Marketing cookies on your device you can switch them off here.

Enable cookies

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies