FestiveHomeGifts.com – Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

Please see below more information on the cookie types and their function that we use on our website.

Essential Cookies

ASPSESSIONIDXXXXXXXX

Easy for you to say! Actually, all of those crazy x’s are there for a reason. This is an ASP session cookie that identifies the customer’s current session with our website server. This cookie does not contain any content other than the session ID (indicated in the cookie name by "XXXXXXXX").

Vsettings

This cookie stores any site settings for that session. It does not contain any content other than the session settings. For example, if a customer selects to display 24 results per page on Search Results and Category pages, this cookie will store that setting throughout the customer’s browsing experience.

Slt

This cookie is a session login token that gets set when a customer logs into our website. It’s necessary for customers to be able to log in, and allows them to check out as a returning customer.

CartID5

This cookie allows our customers to add items to their shopping cart. An ecommerce essential! Without it, our customers couldn’t proceed to the checkout page.

Analytical Cookies

We like to know we're providing a great shopping experience, and one way we can measure success is by collecting and analysing visitor data and how visitors interact with our content. We use Google Analytics to help provide this information. Customers can disable these cookies by altering the settings on their chosen web browsers or turning off directly from our website cookie tool (for more information please see the bottom of this policy).

_utma

This cookie collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. This is used by Google Analytics

_utmb

This cookie registers a timestamp with the exact time fo when a user accesses our website. This is used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

_utmc

This cookies registers the exact time when a user leaves our website. This is used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

_utmt

This cookie is used to throttle the speed of requests to the server. Used by Google Analytics.

_utmz

This cookies collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. This is used by Google Analytics.

_ga

This cookie registers a unique ID that is used to general statistical data on how a visitor uses our website. Used by Google Analytics.

_gat

This cookies is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rates to the servers.

_gid

This cookie registers a unique ID that is used to general statistical data on how a visitor uses our website. Used by Google Analytics.

How do I control cookies?

As a customer visiting our store you are able to control the cookies that are in use apart from the essential cookies. To turn off other cookies please use the tool which we provide directly on our website, located at the bottom left corner (a dark triangle). It will then remember your chosen selection for 90 days.

Without the essential cookies, our e-commerce system would not function. Information is also widely available on how to restrict cookies on your web browser but for convenience we’ve provided below some quick tips to do so for some of the more popular web browsers

Google Chrome

Go to settings, choose advanced, and under privacy and security, click on content settings. Here you will then find a link for cookies.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

From the tools menu in the browser, click on internet option. Click on the privacy tab and choose your settings.

Safari

Go to preferences, and then click on privacy. Click on remove all website data.

Mozilla Firefox

From the tools menu select options, click on privacy, and then cookie from the menu. Select your desired options.

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