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COOKIES POLICY


Octagon Studio Cookies Policy

Last updated: 4 June 2018

 

This cookie policy is applicable to the website and apps published by Octagon Studio Ltd. In this Privacy Policy, “we”, ”us" and "our" means Octagon Studio Ltd and its divisions or related bodies corporate.

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]

For more details on our Privacy Policy please click here

 

About Cookies

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

Octagon Studio uses several different types of cookies. Some of these are session cookies which are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a browser session. Session cookies are erased when you close the browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. The Website uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

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

Analytics cookies help us to understand the behaviours of our visitors and the usage of the website in an aggregated manner. For instance, we can use these cookies to gain insight into how our visitors use our website. This means we can find out what works and what does not, it allows us to continuously improve the website, and measure how effective our advertising and communication is. We use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of visitor habits and visitor volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on our website. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as described above. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by  downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB#. You may disable the use of Google Analytics by using the link disable Google Analytics. This link creates an opt-out cookie which prevents the further processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Google's Privacy Policy
Google Analytics Help pages.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

The Website allows cookies of third party social networks (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram). This enables you to share content of the Website on social networks. These third parties may use cookies for their own purposes. Octagon Studio has no influence over how these social media networks make use of your data. For more information regarding the cookies set by the social media networks please refer to their own privacy and cookie policies.

Use of Cookies By Octagon Studio

Name Description Type Expires
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)

A year
__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)

A year
_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.