Cookies and online privacy

In common with most websites, The Wine Shed uses “cookies”. Cookies are small snippets of text that are stored on your computer. When you request a page from our website, the cookies are sent to our web server, and when we send a page back to you our server may add to or change these cookies. Without cookies, we would not be able to know that you are the same person from page to page.

We use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as remembering the contents of your basket. We also use analytics software, which allows us to track and measure patterns of behaviour so that we can improve our website. In the table below we list details of all the software we use for this purpose.

comment_author_[hash]persistent1 yearRemembers the the value entered into the comment form's name field to repopulate the field
comment_author_email_[hash]persistent1 yearRemembers the the value entered into the comment form's email field to repopulate the field
comment_author_url_[hash]persistent1 yearRemembers the the value entered into the comment form's URL field to repopulate the field
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarypersistent1 yearUsed to determine if non-necessary cookies are allowed
store_notice[notice id]sessionsessionAllows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.
tk_aisessionsessionStores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the dashboard area and is used for usage tracking, if enabled.
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 yearUsed to see if the cookie policy has been accepted
woocommerce_cart_hashsessionsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes
woocommerce_dismissed_suggestions__[context]persistent1 monthCount of suggestion dismissals, if enabled.
woocommerce_items_in_cartsessionsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_recently_viewedsessionsessionPowers the Recent Viewed Products widget.
woocommerce_snooze_suggestions__[suggestion]persistent2 daysAllows dashboard users to dismiss Marketplace suggestions, if enabled.
wordpress_[hash]sessionsessionUsed to store authentication details
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]sessionsessionIndicates when the user is logged in
wordpress_test_cookiesessionsessionUsed by WordPress to check if cookies are enabled
wp_woocommerce_session_persistent2 daysContains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
wp-settings-[UID]persistent1 yearUsed to customise the admin & front-end interface
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]persistent1 yearUsed to customise the admin & front-end interface

Additionally, we have partnerships with some carefully chosen third party services which involve including some code on our website, for example so that we can measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities, enable you to share content with your friends or login via a social media account. In some cases these partners may also store and retrieve their own cookies on your computer. Cookies set by websites other than are known as “third party cookies”.

In accordance with the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications 2003 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR), and to be as open and transparent as possible, we have provided more information on the cookies in use on our website here. These details may change over time as we continue to develop our website.

You can change the settings in your web browser to allow or deny different websites from setting cookies.