Octagon Studio Cookies Policy
Last updated: 4 June 2018
At Octagon Studio, we respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship that we have with you. Like many companies, we use technology on our website to collect information that helps us enhance your experience and our products and services. The cookies that we use at Octagon Studio allow our website to work and help us to understand what information and advertising is most useful to visitors.
To order products on our website you will need to have cookies enabled. If you do not want to enable cookies you can still enjoy browsing our website for that gorgeous gift or self-indulgent treat, you will just have to visit one of our stores in order to purchase.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by sending your e-mail to [email protected]
Cookie is a small text file which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our website or open certain emails. It enables our own system to recognize you when you visit our website again and improve our services to you. The information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. Some of these cookies are ‘essential’ for you to use our website www.octagionstudio.com and if you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Essential & Non Essential Cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’. Essential cookies are cookies that are either used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested. Non-essential cookies are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. You consent to us placing non-essential cookies on your computer or device by continuing to use our website with your browser settings set to accept cookies.
Session & Persistent Cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser. Session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
First & Third Party Cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’. First party cookies are cookies placed on your device by our website domain. Third party cookies are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
List Of Cookies Used
Functional cookies are essential and help you navigate the website. They enhance the user friendliness of the website for visitors. These cookies make sure that you only have to pass the age-gate once. These cookies also help to support website security and basic functionality.
- ANALYTICS COOKIES
Google Analytics Help pages.
SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
|PHPSESSID||To store a the logged in user's username and a encrypted password. This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a web site without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.||First Party||When the user's browser is closed.|
|__cfduid||This is a CloudFlare cookie. CloudFlare is used to speed up page load times. It is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.|| |
Third Party (Functionality)
|__zlcmid||This cookie is managed by Zopim, a tool which enables us to provide our live chat service. It allows us to continue chatting with users across multiple pages, or if you come back to the site later.|| |
Third Party (Functionality)
|_ga||Used to distinguish users (Google Analytics)||Third Party (Analytical/performance)||2 years from date set|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate (Google Analytics)||Third Party (Analytical/performance)||1 minute from date set|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users (Google Analytics)||Third Party (Analytical/performance)||24 hours from date set|
|octagon_studio_session||Stores a unique identifier for your session.||First Party||Until the user session expires|
|user_lang||Stores user's language||First Party||Until the user session expires|
Duration of the cookie we use
In terms of duration, we may use two different types of cookies on our websites: ‘Session Cookies’ and ‘Persistent Cookies’.
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our websites. Persistent cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete them (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie, as well as your browser settings, as stated below).
How You Control Cookies
There are many ways to manage your cookies:
You can refuse your consent;
You can disable Octagon Studio or third-party cookies by use of your browser settings (see how here); or
You can use our cookie management tool to disable Unilever or third-party cookies (see how here).
Please ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you are happy to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them, although you may not have access to all the features of this website if you do so. See your browser 'help' button for how you can do this. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.