Cookie Policy – Overview

In this context our cookie policy is sadly not linked to a nice delicious biscuit.  It is instead a small piece of data stored on your computer – way less tasty, but certainly very useful!

Content of the policy

  1. What are cookies
  2. How we use cookies
  3. Managing cookies
  4. The cookies we set
  5. Third party cookies
  6. More information
  1. What are cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer.  It is downloaded to your computer the first time you visit a site.  The next time you visit that site your browser checks to see whether there is an associated cookie and sends this information back to the site.  This exchange of information can improve the functionality and ease of using a website – remembering log ins, preferences etc.  For more information on cookies see the following website: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/

  1. What cookies do we use

Our website (https://devonartist.co.uk/) uses two types of cookie:

  1. Session cookies – these are essential cookies which enable the website to function. They are erased when the web browser is closed.
  2. Comment/persistent cookies – these are set when users leave a comment on a blog post. This ensures that certain fields are populated automatically.  Consequently when the user wants to leave another comment they don’t have to fill in these details again.
  3. Managing cookies

It is possible to manage cookies and even disable them all together.  However disabling them will affect the functionality of this website.  For more details on managing cookies: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

  1. The cookies we set
    1. We will use session and persistent cookies to increase the functionality of this website.
    2. This site offers newsletter services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered.
    3. This site offers e-commerce & payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
    4. When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  1. Third party cookies

We also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  1. Google Analytics: This is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. It helps us to understand how users interact with and use the website.  Ultimately this gives us ways that we can improve visitor experience.  These cookies may track things such as how long users spend on the site and the pages that are visited.
  2. As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that our cookies will track.
  3. We use social media buttons on our site – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest & Instagram. For these buttons to work the sites set cookies through our website.  These contribute to their data analytic tools – for more information on these, please refer to the individual site’s policies.
  4. We use links to Third Party providers such as Patreon, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest & Instagram. Link clicks to these providers will be tracked to provide information on the effectiveness of our  marketing strategy.
  1. More information

For further information please see:

  1. Our Privacy Policy
  2. The help menu in your website browser
  3. https://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Hopefully that has clarified cookies for you – still a shame it wasn’t tasty biscuits though!   Paul