We use cookies on this site. This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

The use of cookies in the EU is regulated by the Information Commissioners Office. Here’s their page advising on cookies for members of the public.

Cookie ControlWe use a plugin called Cookie Control to alert you to our use of cookies. This gives you the opportunity to learn which cookies we use and why we use them. It also gives you the opportunity to opt out.

Why does Studio One use cookies?

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?

Yes. You’ll need to go to your web browser’s setting and look in the Privacy section. You can find out how to do this by searching the Web or try here. Remember, some sites use cookies that are essential to how they work. If you clear all of your browser’s cookies, you may find that some sites will not work as they previously did. Don’t blame us, we’re just informing you!

More information

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.

Here’s Google’s page on all the cookies their Analytics software uses.

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.