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Cookie Policy

KINKIND: COOKIE POLICY

We ask that you read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and our use of cookies or similar technologies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

1.          WHO WE ARE

This Cookie Policy only relates to your use of our website, www.kinkind.co.uk (the “Website”).

This Website is operated by KINKIND LIMITED. We operate an e-commerce website. For more information about us, please click here.

2.          OUR WEBSITE

Throughout our Website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties who may make their own products and services available to you. These other third-party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate cookie polices. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their cookie policies as appropriate. We cannot accept any liability for your use of those third-party websites or how they use cookies in connection with your use of their websites.

3.          COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our Website. We use cookies and other similar tracking technologies on our Website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the Website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user's internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our Website features may not function as a result.

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below. For further information on cookies generally visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

4.          OUR USE OF COOKIES

We use cookies and other similar tracking technologies on this Website to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this Website (this speeds up your access to the Website as you do not have to log in each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences and use of our Website;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, and to help us better understand our users’ requirements; and
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our partners more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
5.          TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE

We have provided an explanation on the types of cookies and what they do, below.

Session cookies—these allow our Website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.

Persistent cookies—these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our Website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.

Strictly necessary cookies—these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our Website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided.

Performance cookies—these cookies collect information about how you use our Website, such as which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous, and is only used to improve how our Website works.

Functionality cookies—these cookies allow our Website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting cookies—also known as advertising cookies, these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our Website and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

 

The cookies we use

Name(s)

Purpose

Whether cookie is essential for us to provide the site and the service you requested and whether we will seek your consent before we place the cookie

Shopping basket cookies

Owner:

Shopify

Cart

cart_currency

cart_sig

cart_ts

cart_ver

-       These cookies are used in connection with the shopping cart and providing the checkout and are necessary to allow the shopping cart and checkout to function on the site. 

-       These remain on your browser for 2.5 weeks from the session and will expire thereafter.

Yes, these cookies are essential. We will not request your consent before placing these cookies.

Customer login cookie

Owner:

Shopify

secure_customer_sig

-       This cookie is used in connection with customer login function and is necessary to allow you to login to your account on the site.

-       This remains on your device for 1 year and 5 days from your session. After which time it will expire and will not remain on your device after this period has expired.

Yes, this cookie is essential. We will not request your consent before placing this cookie.

Checkout cookie

Owner:

Shopify

shopify_pay_redirect

-       This cookie is used in connection with the checkout process function. This is necessary to allow you to checkout and purchase products through the site.

-       These cookies remain on your device for either 30 minutes, three (3) weeks or 1 year depending on the value of your basket. After this time, they will expire and will not remain on your device afterwards.

Yes, this cookie is essential. We will not request your consent before placing this cookie.

Mailchimp cookie

Owner: Mailchimp

MCPopupClosed

-       This cookies function is to store if a message has been dismissed.

-       This cookie remains on your device for 1 year. After this time, it will expire and will not remain on your device afterwards.

Yes, this is an essential cookie. We will not request your consent before placing this cookie.

Facebook tracking  cookie

Owner: Facebook

_fbp

-       This cookie is used to distinguish and keep track of our users and will personalise content (including providing advertisements which are relevant to you), measure the effectiveness of those advertisements and produce analytics.

-       These are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or action across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device for 3 months.

This cookie is not essential. We will request your consent through our cookie banner before placing this cookie.

Universal analytics cookies

Owner: Google Analytics

_ga

_gid

-       This is a web analytics service provided by Google which uses cookies to collect information about how our visitors and customers use our website. These cookies count and store data about the pages viewed.

-       These are stored on your device in between browser sessions. _ga cookies will remain on your device for 2 years. _gid cookies will remain on your device for 1 day.

These cookies are not essential. We will request your consent through our cookie banner before placing these cookies.

You can review Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

 

Universal analytics cookie

Owner:

Google Analytics

_gat

-       This is a web analytics tool provided by Google which uses cookies to read and filter requests from bots.

-       These allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.

This cookie is not essential. We will request your consent before placing this cookie.

Hotjar pageview  cookie

Owner:

Hotjar

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

-       These cookies store information about unique visits to our website and is used to detect the first page you view.

-       These expire after 30 minutes and do not remain on your device afterwards.

This cookie is not essential. We will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Hotjar sample cookie

Owner:

Hotjar

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

-       These cookies store unique visits to our website and is used to let us know whether you as a user have been included in the data sampling defined by our site’s page view limit.

-       These expire after 30 minutes and do not remain on your device afterwards.

This cookie is not essential. We will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Hotjar behaviour cookie

Owner: Hotjar

_hjid

-       This cookie is used to store a unique user ID created by Hotjar when you land on our website. This ensures that your behaviours when you return to our website are attributed to the same user ID,

-       These are stored on your device in between browser session. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain your device for 1 year.

This cookie is not essential. We will request your consent before placing this cookie.

 

Shopify landing page analytics cookies

Owner:

Shopify

_landing_page

_orig_referrer

-       This cookie is used to track landing pages.

-       These cookies allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These will remain on your device for two weeks and do not remain on your device after the two week period has expired.

This cookie is not essential. We will request your consent before placing this cookie.

Shopify cookie

Owner:

Shopify

_s

_shopify_s

_shopify_sa_p

_shopify_sa_t

-       These cookies are used to operate shopify analytics.

-       These allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire 30 minutes after your session and do not remain on your device afterwards.

These cookies are not essential. We will request your consent before placing this cookie.

Shopify analytics cookie

Owner:

Shopify

_shopify_y

_y

-       These cookies are used to operate Shopify analytics functions.

-       These allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These remain on your device for 1 year.

These cookies are not essential. We will request your consent before placing this cookie.

Pinterest tracking cookie

 

Owner:

Pinterest

_pin_unauth

-       These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our website and helps to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited the website.

-       This cookie remains on your device for 1 year. After this time, it will expire and will not remain on your device afterwards.

This cookie is not essential. We will request your consent before placing this cookie.

 

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and social media plugins you connect to via our Website) may also use cookies over which we have no control.

6.          CONSENT TO USE COOKIES

We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (for example to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use our check-out process).

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and requests your consent to place cookies on your device.

You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies or manage any other cookie preferences by clicking on the notice on our Website. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

7.          HOW TO TURN OFF COOKIES

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this Website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.

8.          HOW TO CONTACT US

Please contact us if you have any questions about this Cookie Policy or the information we hold about you.

If you wish to contact us, please send an email to family@kinkind.co.uk

9.          CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We keep our Cookie Policy under regular review and may occasionally update this Cookie Policy. When we do, we will revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of the Cookie Policy and we will notify you in advance of any material changes.  Please also ensure that you frequently check this Cookie Policy for any updates.

 If you would like to change your cookie preferences, click here

Cookie Preferences

This Cookie Policy was published on 17th July 2019 and last updated on 29th June 2021