Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies on this website to:

  • keep track of the items stored in your shopping basket
  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the site as you do not have to log on each time)
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and to help us better understand our visitor and customer requirements and interests
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g. by completing an online form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested (e.g. to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use our check-out process).

Description of cookies

The table below is designed to provide more information about the cookies we use and why:

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies” which are taxed filed placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Photo On A Cake.

It does not collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to the site. Google will not associate IP address with any other data held by Google.

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WooCommerce (this is or order system)
The website uses the the WordPress-based WooCommerce e-commerce content management system. To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies which are essential to the functionality of the e-commerce system:

  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
  • wp_woocommerce_session_

The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.