What’s in the Cookie jar?

Cookies are text files that are stored by your browser when you visit a website.

Visiting our website can activate cookies that are stored on the device you are using. We use several different types of cookies, as all websites using the Shopify platform do. These are on our site to help us see how visitors are using our site, and to improve your experience, for instance, a cookie can help remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection), so you don’t have to re-enter this information every time you visit the site in your browsing session. All the data collected by cookies we use is anonymous, so we don’t know anything about the people using our site, and we cannot, and will not pass any of the information collected to others.

Here are the different cookie flavours on our site (in association with Shopify):

Store functionality:

_ab – Used in connection with access to admin.

_orig_referrer – Used in connection with shopping cart.

_secure_session_id – Used in connection with navigation through a storefront.

Cart – Used in connection with shopping cart.

cart_sig – Used in connection with checkout.

cart_ts – Used in connection with checkout.

checkout_token – Used in connection with checkout.

Secret – Used in connection with checkout.

Secure_customer_sig – Used in connection with customer login.

Storefront_digest – Used in connection with customer login.


Reporting and Analytics:

_landing_page – Tracks landing pages.

_orig_referrer – Tracks landing pages.

_s – Shopify analytics.

_shopify_fs – Shopify analytics.

_shopify_s – Shopify analytics.

_shopify_sa_t – Shopify analytics relating to marketing and referrals.

_shopify_uniq – Shopify analytics.

_shopify_y – Shopify analytics.

_y – Shopify analytics.

ab_test_3190590030 – Shopify analytics.

cart_sig – Shopify analytics.

ki_r – Shopify analytics.

ki_t – Shopify analytics.


Google analytics: In order to learn all we can about how visitors find us, where they go on the site and what they do, we use Google Analytics. This is an industry-leading analytics package, used by millions of websites around the world. All the information collected is anonymous and we use it to improve our site so that your experience is always the best we can make it.


Can I turn off cookies?

Yes – all current browsers offer the option to change your cookie settings. Managing this varies between browsers, but we’ve put some links to information for:

How long will cookies remain on my computer or mobile device?

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below on how to control cookies for more information on removing them before they expire.


How to find out more

Most sites you visit will use cookies. If you are concerned about cookie usage, or your privacy whilst using the internet, you can find out more by visiting the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you want to know anything else about our individual cookie policy, please just contact our customer services team.