COOKIE POLICY

 WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to, and stored on, your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website.

Cookies are useful because they allow us to tailor the website’s user experience to you (for example, by remembering previous preferences you have set).  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

This policy refers to 'cookies' throughout. However, it also includes these similar technologies. These include Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects, also known as LSOs. Read more about them at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/privacy-concerns/ .

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use cookies on our site to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us (for example via the enquiry form).

Please note that our cookies do not store your personal information, such as your name, address, telephone or email. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

HOW COOKIES ARE USED ON REAL ALE
MEASURING WEBSITE USAGE (GOOGLE ANALYTICS)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use enigmabikes.com. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on enigmabikes.com
    – how long you spend on each enigmabikes.com page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS SETS THE FOLLOWING COOKIES:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_utma

Determines the number of unique visitors to the site

2 years

_utmb

This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site

30 minutes

_utmc

This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser

When you close your browser

_utmz

This provides information about how you reached the site (eg from another website or a search engine)

6 months

ga_nextpage_params

This stores data to be sent to Google on the next page you request

When you close your browser

GDS_successEvents and GDS_analyticsTokens

These help us identify how you use GOV.UK so we can make the site better

4 months

SHOPIFY

We’ve created the realale.com website using the Shopify Ecommerce Platform. Shopify sets cookies when you visit our site that help with information such remembering what you’ve put in your shopping cart or which page you’ve started your realale.com experience from.

Name

Purpose

Expires

_session_id

[storefront] Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc..)

Sessional

_shopify_visit

[storefront and checkout.shopify.com] Used by our internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to the shop

Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit

_shopify_uniq

[storefront and checkout.shopify.com] Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer

Expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day cart

cart

[storefront] Stores information about the contents of your cart

Persistent for 2 weeks

_secure_session_id

[storefront] Stores session information for the checkout process

Sessional

storefront_digest

[storefront] If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access

Indefinate

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES 

Please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on a website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how websites work. If you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.  This is very important because any settings that you change in your browser will not just affect Real Ale Ltd. cookies, but will also apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).

  • Most modern browsers will allow you to:
  • See the cookies that have been set and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website, or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this. When our website provides links to other websites, please bear in mind that third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies, as Real Ale Ltd is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices