Customer Support Cookies

3.            Cookies

www.seikoboutique.co.uk uses browser cookies to collect information, to distinguish you from other users of the Site, and ensure the effective running and management of the website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. They are vital to the smooth running of websites and disabling them may limit website functionality and hinder user experience.

Cookies do not  collect confidential or personally identifiable information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details.

Cookies can be either first party (on-site) or third party, due to the use of external plugins and tools such as website visitor tracking and social sharing buttons.

For more information about cookies, please refer to the ICO.org.uk — http://ico.org.uk/forthepublic/topicspecificguides/online/cookies

We currently use six types of cookie, the purpose of which is explained below.

_atuvc

The _atuvc cookie is created by the AddThis social sharing plugin. It allows users to share content on Twitter, Facebook and via email.

The cookie expires when the browser is closed.

For further information please see:

http://www.addthis.com/privacy

http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

_ga and _gat

The purpose of Google Analytics cookies (_ga and _gat) is to collect data about website traffic levels and visitor behaviour, including the number of visits and pages viewed.

All data received by these cookies is anonymous and we cannot identify individual user behaviour.

This visitor data is useful as it enables us to improve www.seikoboutique.co.uk and better cater to site visitors in future.

The _ga cookie is set to expire after a period two years, or sooner if browser cookies are cleared.

The _gat cookie is set for ten minutes, or sooner if browser cookies are cleared.

For further information please see:

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Doubleclick cookies

Doubleclick.net cookies are used for anonymous visitor demographic reporting purposes using Google Analytics.

Doubleclick cookies will expire after 30 days, or sooner if browser cookies are cleared.

For further information please see:

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

larval_session and Session_payload

PHP session cookies serve to identify the start of a new visitor session. The cookies are secure and encrypted and will expire when the browser is closed.

For further information please see:

http://ico.org.uk/forthepublic/topicspecificguides/online/cookies