At Christmas Town, we work hard to ensure that you can use our website with confidence that all information you give us is safe and secure.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files of text, typically of letters and numbers, which contain information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They do a lot of things including helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies also help us to identify other products and services which are more relevant to you and your interests.
What type of Cookies does Christmas Town use?
The type of cookies used on most websites can generally be put into one of four categories: Strictly Necessary, Functionality and Targeting.
Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are essential and allow you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that is used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Examples of the strictly necessary cookies we use:
|Cookie Name||Description of purpose||Cookie Duration|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|lang||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.|
These cookies are used to tailor marketing to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
Christmas Town uses Google Analytics features based on display Advertising. Demographics and Interests data comes from the third-party DoubleClick cookie (for web traffic) and from anonymous identifiers for mobile apps. It collects information such as age, gender and online interests for marketing, analysis and statistical purposes. The information collected is anonymous. We will not facilitate, merge or share personal identifiable information.
Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads settings (https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ ads or opt out using Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
What happens to Cookies that have been downloaded in the past? You can delete existing cookies from your browser otherwise they will remain until they expire. Once you have disabled a cookie, we will stop using it to gather information.
Examples of the targeting cookies we use:
|Service||Description of purpose||Max Cookie Duration||Opt out mechanism|
|Google Analytics||Website traffic tracking & analysis||2 Years||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/|
Your Cookie Choices
You may opt out of receiving cookies by following the links in the table above or changing settings on your web browser. Usually you can decide to accept or reject cookies on a case by case basis, or you can decide to block all cookies. Check your browser’s help section for specific details about how to disable cookies. Please note if you opt-out of receiving cookies some parts of our website may no longer work properly.
Good online resources for additional information about cookies and how to block them are;
www.aboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/