Cookies - Cambridge Nutritional Sciences

Cookies

There are two types of Cookie:

Session Cookie

Session Cookies are temporary. They allow CNS to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent Cookie

These cookies are set on your first visit to the CNS website. They last longer than the duration of your stay and are used to help us understand which parts of our sites are regularly visited and how we can improve the service we deliver.

Functions

Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorised as follow: ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, ‘performance’ cookies, ‘functionality’ cookies and ‘targeting’ or ‘advertising’ cookies. CNS will use the term ‘Targeting’ when describing this function.

Strictly Necessary

Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to navigate around the CNS website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or the shopping basket. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Performance

Performance cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors our visitors navigate the CNS website; they don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to improve your user experience of our website.

Functionality

Functional cookies allow our visitors to customise how our website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions. On other websites they can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.

Targeting

Targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions.

Cookies We Use

The following table lists the Cookies we use on the CNS website and provides the cookie name, type, function, expiry time and purpose.

Cookie Name

Type

Function

Duration

Purpose

_cfduid

Persistent

Necessary

1 Year

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic

@@History/@@scroll|#

Session

Performance

End of Session

Unclassified

_ga

Persistent

Performance

2 Years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

_gat

Session

Performance

End of Session

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

_gid

Session

Performance

End of Browser session

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Collect

Session

Targeted

End of Browser session

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

p.gif

Session

Unclassified

End of Browser session

Unclassified

NID

Persistent

Targeted

6 months

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads

_landing_page

Persistent

Performance

13 days

Tracks landing pages

_orig_referrer

 

Persistent

Performance

13 days

Tracks landing pages

_s

Session

Performance

End of session

Shopify Analytics

 

_shopify_fs

 

Persistent

Performance

2 Years

Shopify Analytics

 

_shopify_s

 

Session

Performance

End of session

Shopify Analytics

 

_shopify_sa_p

 

Session

Targeted

End of session

Shopify Analytics

 

_shopify_sa_t

 

Session

Targeted

End of session

Shopify Analytics

_shopify_y

 

Persistent

Performance

2 Years

Shopify Analytics

_y

 

Persistent

Unclassified

2 Years

Shopify Analytics

cart_sig

 

Persistent

Performance

13 days

Used in connection with Shopify checkout

Cookies.js

 

Session

Performance

End of session

Cookies.js is a complete cookies reader/writer with full Unicode support

Cookietest

 

Session

Performance

End of session

Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server

Secure_customer_sig

 

Persistent

Functional

20 Years

Used in connection with customer login in Shopify

Storefront/page

 

Session

Functional

End of session

Used in connection with customer login in Shopify

Storefront/session-attribution

 

Session

Necessary

End of session

Shopify shopping cart

Storefront/track

 

Session

Targeted

End of session

Shopify shopping cart


We log visitors' domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies (or disabling future cookies) you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the site.

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