We have listed any information below regarding cookies used on ICE Gems.
Cookies are essential to our website functioning properly. By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.
What are cookies?
In providing services through this website, we want to make it easy, useful and reliable to use. Where services such as these in general are delivered over the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of text often containing unique identifiers on your device, for example your laptop, computer, mobile phone or tablet.
This information is known as a cookie, and they have been used by websites since the internet was created. They do not include any information other than that we need for website management.
There are two types of cookie you may encounter:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by ICE Gems and used to ensure our site functions correctly.
PHPSESSID - expires when the browser is closed.
The "PHPSESSID" cookie is required so that the site can recognise you clicking from page to page. Without it, every page would be treated as the first visit to the site, and anything added to the shopping basket would be instantly forgotten. Online shopping would, therefore, be impossible.
session - expires after one year.
The "session" cookie is intended for your convenience. The software we use to run this website creates this with a copy of the initial session ID so that you can be classed as "returning" and the contents of your shopping basket will still be available. This is what allows you to build up your order over several visits to the site.
If you have signed in with an email address and password, these login details are also saved so that you can remain logged in when returning (the password is encrypted). When you sign out, your login details are removed from the cookie.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook, Twitter and Google have their own cookies, which are controlled by themselves.
We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service used by over 60% of the world’s websites. Using this helps us to count the number of people that visit ICE Gems and to analyse how they use the site. Cookies are placed by Google which enable the analytics software to function.
The software helps us understand visitor information such as visitor numbers and shopping or browsing habits. This information is used to help us to improve the website and our jewellery ranges. It also helps us to determine which of our website pages are the most popular and which products have received the most visits for example helping us to ensure we have enough stock or which styles to discontinue, etc. The data stored by these cookies is anomymous and will never contain any confidential or personal information.
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You can learn more about cookies by visiting the aboutcookies.org website - please remember we are not responsible content on third party websites.