What are ‘Cookies’?
A cookie is a text file saved to your computer's hard disk by a website so it can remember who you are. Cookies only record pages of a website that have been visited by your computer and the duration of the visit to those pages. These remain on your computer until you leave the website and allow you to carry information across pages of the website without having to re-enter information, for example when putting items into a shopping basket, or logging in to a site. Some cookies will stay on your computer after leaving the website. For a more detailed explanation, see the types of cookies below.
Session Cookie Also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when you close the web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Persistent Cookie Also called a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie, a cookie that is stored on your hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific website.
Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id unique token, sessional
storefront_digest unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
What is the new directive?
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
What does it relate to?