Our Cookie Policy

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies on the internet are a little different than the tasty ones that you might pick up at the bakery. They are tiny text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At festive-lights.com we use cookies to remember what you have in your basket and to remember who you are when you return to the site.

Cookies are so valuable to us that in order to buy anything from our website you actually need to have cookies enabled or else you cannot proceed with the transaction. You can still browse the site without them for the purposes of research however. Please see our information about enabling and disabling cookies if you would like to know how to disable cookies.

We use cookies to help improve your experience on our website. They help us to show you related products and information, and they can also alert us to bugs and errors. Rest assured cookies do not harm your computer and we do not store any sensitive information such as credit card details in the cookies that we create.

Why are we telling you all this? Recent legislation means that all companies are to be transparent about how they use cookies. Your privacy is important to us, and we want you to continue enjoying the use of our site the way it was intended to be done so – with cookies enabled. For that reason, we’re happy to tell you all about how we use cookies to make your experience with us better.

COOKIES THAT WE USE

To enjoy the full functionality of festive-lights.com you need to have cookies enabled. Our cookies do not store any of your personal information but if you are concerned about the use of cookies, it is possible to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website.

The main cookies that we use to help us improve your online experience with us are listed below:

COOKIE NAME PURPOSE
Google Analytics _utma
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This series of cookies are from Google Analytics and help to show us ways to improve our website, making the shopping experience better. This information includes the number of visitors, from what websites they have visited from and what pages have been visited. Please note: no personal individual data is collected.
e-Commerce Platform ac_shop
PHPSESSID
These cookies essentially allow us to know which computer belongs to which user. They operate the basket function, remembering your order and taking you through to your purchase.
Social Media When you share with Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus, they may use their own cookies to relay information to their websites. We cannot control the cookie usage of these companies, so please visit their websites for further information.

We now also use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest based reporting to better target our content towards that which interests our customers the most. You can manage your personal Google Ads Settings.

3RD PARTY COOKIES

When you visit festive-lights.com you might notice that there are some cookies that are not related to Festive Lights. If for example you go on a page that contains embedded content from YouTube, they may send you cookies. Additionally affiliate sites that we advertise on may use cookies to determine what adverts you click on and interact with. Once again, this data is confidential and will not be shared.

Social media sites may also use their own cookies (as detailed in the ‘cookies that we use’ section).

We have no control over the cookies sent from these external websites, so please check their privacy policies if you are concerned.

ENABLING & DISABLING

Cookies can be enabled and disabled in your website browser settings. This varies dependent upon the specific browser used, but we have provided brief instructions below. Please remember that disabling cookies will remove much of the functionality on this site, and you will not be able to purchase from the website.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  3. Select the appropriate setting

For Mozilla firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
  2. Privacy

For Google Chrome:

  1. Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
  5. In the "Cookies" section, you can amend your cookie settings