This section was created with the purpose of informing you about the cookies we use on our website and how we use them.
Our website is using cookie files to offer you the best online experience. We will be using cookie modules and similar software tools, such as HTML5 Storage or Local Shared Objects (from now on they will be reffered to as ”cookies”) to recognize your interests as a user and the most popular areas of our web pages, thus improving the way they are designed and making them more accesible. For the same purposes we are using Google Analytics tools; and in this context cookies can be used.
What are cookies and how long are they stored?
A cookie (also known as ”browser cookie”or ”HTTP cookie”) is a small text file. These files contain only letters and numbers, and are placed in your computer/ tablet/ smartphone through your internet browser. These files are not executable and are unable to conatin viruses, spyware or any other software. They do not transmit personal information about the user and cannot access other information contained on the hard drive on which they are stored.
These files are used mostly to store information about how you use our website to make your browsing experience easier and more enjoyable: the user’s preffered currency and language, user recognition upon returning to ColibriArt, keeping the cpntents of the shopping cart, etc. However, the storage period for such a file is limited, and different for each file, depending on its utility
For example, session cookie files are stored during a single visit, and are deleted when the user exits the website. Persistent cookie files are stored for a longer period, depending on their usefulness. Third party cookie files, which belong to other sites, for instance are used to track the users activity who are using applications from other sites installed on ColibriArt.co.uk (for example, the ”LIKE” button is tracked by Facebook through cookie files that cannot be accesed by ColibriArt.co.uk and which in turn cannot access cookies stored by ColibriArt.co.uk).
Why should I accept cookies?
Cookies ensure a more pleasant, personalized visit at ColibriArt. Without them, you would have to authenticate ourselves again with each visit to our website, you would lose the contents of the shopping cart from one visit to another and you should express your preferences regarding various options for each visit.
Registration cookie files – when you register at ColibriArt, a cookie file is automatically generated which notifies the server that you are a registered user. The server personalizes the next visit, meaning it will display the message ”Hello”, followed by your username, displays the data in your account at your request, and allows us to avoid requesting contact details again if you want to comment on our blog, or for example , sign up to receive a notification when an item you like.
“Third party” cookie files are files used by the applications of other sites, installed on ColibriArt.co.uk, when you use them. These are applications such as the Like, Tweet or PinIt buttons on the product page or the Blog. Also in this category are the cookies generated by the visitor/visits analysis software, which allow the monitoring of quantity traffic (number of visits and unique users) and quality (if the user is for the first time in the ColibriArt store or has returned, how much time the user spends in the store and what visited pages). This is not personal information, but general and is used strictly for the purpose of improving the service quality offered by ColibriArt.co.uk.
Among the types of cookies used there may be cookies of third parties (including Google and Facebook). These are used to display advertisements to ColibriArt’s customers and potential customers. These files can store information such as: the source of traffic (the site or email that recommended our store and helped the customer reach the store), the time spent on the website and the pages visited, the device used to visit our online store – desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, etc.. This information does not contain personal data and is used only for the purpose of delivering to each user personalized ads according to the preferences and history of using the online store. More information about disabling the cookies used by Google to display ads is available in the Google Ads Settings. To disable cookies related to displaying remarketing ads (displayed to customers who have visited the store before), visit the Double Click Deactivation Page. For information on disabling all third-party cookies, go to the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page.
Other cookie files are the files used for storing information related to the options of the users returning to ColibriArt: preferred currency and language, items placed in the shopping cart, etc.
Why are cookies necesary?
Cookies can be considered, without exaggeration, the centre point for an efficient functioning of the Internet, ensuring a friendly and personalized browsing experience according to the preferences and interests of each user. ColibriArt cannot be used in the absence of cookies.
Security and confidentiality
Cookies will be found absolutley everywhere and almost impossible to avoid for users who want to access the largest and most important websites on the Internet, but understanding their operation and the utility / benefits offered can ensure a safe and secure Internet browsing.
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The cookies used on www.colibriart.co.uk are in accordance with the cookies guidelines of the International Chamber of Commerce.
In the future is also possible to use:
– Performance cookies
– Targeting cookies
Any changes regarding the cookies used will be presented in this document.
We hope that your visit at the ColibriArt.co.uk store will be a most enjoyable one, first of all thanks to the efforts of our staff, with the support of the cookie files!