Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse, and also to provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.

Our site uses cookies to: 

  • make our site work
  • collect anonymous data on how users navigate our site, which helps us to improve it
  • allow you to share our content on social networks
  • to help us provide relevant advertising to those who may be interested in it.

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information
  • pass personal identifiable data to third parties.

Below is a list of cookies used on this site including: strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, performance cookies and advertising cookies.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or advertising cookies.

Necessary cookies 

Some cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features, and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work.  

We use the following necessary cookies on our store: 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

CloudFlare

__cfduid

Set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic.

Admin

_ab

Used in connection with access to admin.

Store

_orig_referrer

Used in connection with shopping cart.

Store

_secure_session_id

Used in connection with navigation through a storefront.

Store

Cart

Used in connection with shopping cart.

Store

cart_currency

Used in connection with shopping cart.

Store

cart_sig

Used in connection with checkout.

Store

cart_ts

Used in connection with checkout.

Store

checkout_token

Used in connection with checkout.

Store

Secret

Used in connection with checkout.

Store

Secure_customer_sig

Used in connection with customer login.

Store

shopify_pay_redirect

Used in connection with checkout.

Store

storefront_digest

Used in connection with customer login.

 

Functional cookies 

These enhance your experience whilst using the site by recognising you when you return to our site, for example, by remembering accessibility preferences. 

We use the following functional cookies on our site: 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Cookie policy acceptance

cookies

Used to store a unique identifier for your session, providing a mechanism for persisting information between web pages. 

 

Performance cookies 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Google Analytics

_gat

Used to throttle request rate

Google Analytics

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Analytics

_landing_page

Track landing pages.

Analytics

_orig_referrer

Track landing pages.

Shopify analytics

_s

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_country



Shopify analytics

_shopify_fs

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_s

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_sa–p

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_sa–t

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_uniq

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_visit

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

_shopify_y

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

_y

Shopify analytics.

Shopify analytics

tracked_start_checkout

Shopify analytics relating to checkout.

 

Advertising cookies

Remarketing is a way for us to connect with people who have recently interacted with our site. We may place remarketing cookies on your device during your visit so that our carefully selected third-party suppliers, including Google, may use the information gathered to show you British Red Cross advertising when you visit other websites.

Third party cookies 

We use some third party services or software on our website. If you go to a page on our website that contains this embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites, for example YouTube videos, Google maps, Facebook and Twitter. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. 

Controlling use of cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. 

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, our site will set cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.