Why do you need to know about this now?
On the 29th of May 2012 a law was passed in the EU & UK that any website using cookie information must declare this to the end user, and explain what cookies are being used and why. Furthermore they must provide the end user with the option to disable the cookies should they wish to.
What Type of Cookies does Vivien of Holloway use?
Firstly our website does not store any type of sensitive or privacy details when entering the website.
Below is a list of first party cookies that our website uses to function and their purpose:
vscommerce - A session identifier cookie that disappears after the browser is closed. This is a unique ID that references the database entry holding information such as the basket contents, logged in status and other information.
VSCurrency - An identifier that references the currency the prices are displayed in.
VSVatPrices - An identifier that references if prices are shown inclusive or exclusive of VAT.
VSCategoryGroup- An identifier that references the last top level category visited
VSCourierID - An identifier that references the courier the customer has selected.
VSCountryID - An identifier that references the country the customer has selected.
VSWishlistId - An identifier that references the database entry holding the visitors wishlist on the website when they are not logged in.
VSWishlistToken - An identifier that references the database entry holding the visitors wishlist on the website when they are not logged in.
affiliate_source - Details of which Affiliate scheme referred the visitor to the website
vs_username - The login username of the visitor but only if the visitor selected for the website to remember their credentials.
vs_password - The login password of the visitor but only if the visitor selected for the website to remember their credentials.
Google Analytics - Non-personal information used to track a visitor's route through the website. This is used to find at which point customers have abandoned the checkout process and is used to improve the website. You can read more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics uses on its information page https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet
Other functionality added to the website may create third party cookies (cookies not created or accessible by our website) such as:
Social Media Widgets - these show up on our website for our customers to interact with:
Add This Button
Facebook Like Button
Google Plus Button
Advert Tracking - these are systems that we advertise our website on and will pay for clicks:
Google Adwords Tracking
Analytical Tools - We do not use any (nil)
Affiliate Schemes - these are systems we have chosen to integrate with and will pay based on the orders made by referrals:
Google Affiliate Network