Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.  

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.  

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.  

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.bristolbicycles.co.uk  

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

This list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__cfduidpersistent1 yearEssential. Used by the content network Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.
_gapersistent2 yearsOptional. Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.
_gatpersistent1 minuteOptional. Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidpersistent24 hoursOptional. Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.
collectsessionn/aOptional. Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
comment_persistent1 year(comment_author_{HASH}, comment_author_email_{HASH}, comment_author_url_{HASH}) Only used if you leave a comment or review. These cookies are stored so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again if you want to leave another comment.
CookieConsentpersistent1 yearEssential. Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarypersistent1 dayEssential. Used to store user preference for necessary cookies.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarypersistent1 yearEssential. Used to store user preference for non-necessary cookies.
PHPSESSIDsessionn/aEssential. PHP session ID, preserves user session state across page requests.
store_notice[notice id]sessionn/aEssential. Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.
test_cookiethird party1 dayOptional. Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 yearEssential. Remembers if the user has accepted the cookie policy notice.
wc_cart_createdsessionn/aEssential. Necessary for the shopping cart functionality on the website.
wc_cart_hash_#persistentpersistentEssential. (or woocommerce_cart_hash) Helps recognise when e-commerce shopping cart data changes.
wc_fragments_#sessionn/aEssential. Ensures certain e-commerce shopping cart functionality does not require you to continually refresh your browser.
woocommerce_items_in_cartsessionn/aEssential. Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_recently_viewedsessionn/aEssential. Powers the Recently Viewed Products listings.
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]persistent1 yearEssential. Used when a customer logs into the website, to indicate if they are logged in, and who they are.
wp_woocommerce_session_persistent2 daysEssential. Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

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