What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that may be placed on your device when you visit our site. When you next visit our site, the cookie allows us to distinguish you from other users. This means we can improve your experience based on how you use our site.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
1. Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
2. Session cookies
Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser. They are then automatically deleted.
Cookies we use and why
1. Essential cookies
Essential cookies are technical cookies that are required for the operation of this website. Without essential cookies shirtshed.co.uk cannot operate properly. For example, essential cookies include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
2. Performance cookies
Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our sites and to see how visitors move around them. This helps us to improve the way our site works by enabling us to tailor it to the way visitors use it. The information we collect from performance cookies is aggregated which means that we cannot identify you from it, you remain anonymous.
3. Experience cookies
Experience cookies allow us to remember the choices you make, providing you with enhanced and personalised features. For example, we use information collected through what are known as “web-analytic” cookies to compare the choices you make to those of our other customers so that we can learn from those choices. Information collected by experience cookies cannot track your browsing activity when you leave our site.
- .AspNet.ApplicationCookie: An authentication cookies used for logging in and out.
- __RequestVerificationToken: ASP.NET anti forgery token (prevent CSRF attack). It guarantees that the poster is the one who gets the form.
- .ASPXANONYMOUS: A cookie used by ASP.Net to track anonymous user sessions
- MachineKey: Configures algorithms and keys to use for encryption, decryption, and validation of forms-authentication data and view-state data, and for out-of-process session state identification.
- CustomerSessionGUID – Used to see if customer has existing session. Stores customer ID, last accessed date and if the customers session is expired or now.
- SERVERID – Identifies which web server the user is using. Used for sticky sessions on load balancer.
- CONSENT: Google's user cookie consent
- NID: The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
- CartId: A guid used to represent Cart Id
- Email: Customer email, for remembering user's choice "Remember Me" at login screen.
- RememberMe: Cokie value (true/false) to remember user's selection for "Remember Me".
- NewRelic - Used to track site performance
- _gid: Google analytics used to dustinguish users.
- _ga – Numerous google analytics features.
- net - Used for advertising (google)