We try to make sure our site reaches people who are either already our customers or who may be interested in our services. To do this, we use the data we receive from, for example Google Analytics, to ensure our site reaches people in our catchment area, to make sure it suits the browsers or mobile devices people use, to learn if we’re reaching new or repeat visitors and to see if the pages we’ve created are any good or if they make people leave the site.
Those are just a few examples. See below for the full list. By using these cookies, we can’t find out who you are, where you live, your pets name, favourite breakfast cereal or any other personal information.
What happens if I opt out?
You can choose not to allow us to set these cookies on your computer, but if you do, any future work we do to develop the site will not be able to be based on this data. It’d be a bit like coming into our salon wearing an invisibility cloak, having a browse around at what we do and sell, then leaving without us even knowing you we’re there. Bit weird really, but nevertheless, that’s your choice.
If you opt out, we will not be able to store any cookies on your computer.
Can I delete cookies after they’ve been set?
You can set your browser to control which cookies are set and which aren’t for all of the sites you visit. A guide on how to do this can be found here.
Here’s the latest news on Cookies and web tracking from The Guardian’s Technology section.
Cookies we use
First Party cookies (set by us: studioonelongeaton.co.uk)
|Cookie name||Expiry time||What does this do?|
|civicShowCookieIcon||3 months from set/update||This is the plugin that pops up when you first visit our site and gives you the chance to learn about and opt out of our cookies.||civicAllowCookies||3 months from set/update||This cookie is set if you allow our cookies! Woo Hoo, thanks x||wpmp_switcher||When your browser session ends||This lets our site remember your choice between the full site and a mobile version (computer or mobile) and runs a mobile switcher script if you’d prefer to browse the site on a mobile phone or similar device.||__EC_TEST__||–||This is set if you browse and use the shop in our Products section. It remembers the items you put in your shopping bag.We need to know that so we can sell them to you!||__utma||2 years from set/update||This is used by Google Analytics to identify you as a Unique Visitor to our site. Google sets an expiration date of 2 years for unique visitor tracking.||__utmb||30 minutes from set/update||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to establish and continue one complete session by you with our site. We use this information to see if you visit us and look around or if something puts you off and you clear off!||__utmc||Not set||Google again. This used to work with the __utmb cookie to determine session status, but is no longer used. It may be set in some instances for backward compatibility, but expires when you leave your browser.||__utmz||6 months from set/update||This tells Google Analytics how you got to our site. It uses Referral Types like direct method, referring link, website search, or campaign such as an ad or an email link. It updates on each page.|
Third party cookies (cookies set by other sites)
|Cookie name||Expiry time||Who sets it & what does it do?|
|_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT||–||This is set by both eepurl.com and squarecuttoast.us2.list-manage.com which are used if you choose to sign up to our mailing list. They’re set by Mail Chimp, which is a site that provides management of mailing and emarketing services.||k||1 week||This is set by twitter.com as part of the Twitter plugin we use.||__utma||2 years from set/update||Set by twitter.com. This is used by Google Analytics to identify you as a Unique Visitor.||__utmb||30 minutes from set/update||Set by twitter.com. This cookie is used by Google Analytics to establish and continue one complete session by you.||__utmc||Not set||Set by twitter.com. It’s a Google Analytics cookie that used to work with the __utmb cookie to determine session status, but is no longer used. It expires when you leave your browser.||__utmz||6 months from set/update||Set by twitter.com. This tells Google Analytics how you arrive at a site. It uses Referral Types like direct method, referring link, website search, or campaign such as an ad or an email link. It updates on each page.||__utmv||2 years from set/update||Set by twitter.com. This is used by Google Analytics to create a custom user segment. It probably tells Twitter you’re visiting through our plugin, rather than visiting their site, but don’t take our word for it.|