The Devon Guild of Craftsmen Cookie Policy 2018

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What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are downloaded to visitors' computers when they visit a site containing a small amount of information to identify each unique visitor. The vast majority of commercial websites use them.  Our website runs a content management system (CMS) and links to our e-commerce module (online shop)  For these to run properly some cookies are necessary. They help us remember your preferences, enhance our site’s usability and your visitor experience.

Disabling or removing your cookies: 

You can remove or delete cookies on your computer through your browser settings (to reject all cookies, or allow only ‘trusted’ sites to set them) or find out more by visiting: for more details about controlling and deleting cookies.  If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website do not work such as difficulty logging in to the online shop (secure areas) or downloading resources.

The cookies we use:

Cookies on this website are set by CMS and Google Analytics. They allow our website to: a) do things for authentication and security like auto-log in to your account, navigate secure areas, save passwords, auto-fill a form, and save your shopping basket, or b) for analytical reasons, recognise your device and measure visitors.

Social sharing:

We use ‘social sharing buttons’ to allow our users to share or save web pages information such as pictures or content. These are buttons for third party social media sites and these sites may log information about your activities on the Internet which include this website. Please view the terms of use and privacy policies of these external websites to understand how they use your information and also how to choose to opt-out or delete such information.

External services:

Sometimes we use external webservices on our website to show content on the web pages, for example to show videos. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

We do not use cookies to track and identify users or target advertising. 
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. The following cookies are set by Google Analytics: Find out more about how Google uses cookies
here ...
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the
Google Code website.
Our website runs on a content management system. This CMS sets the following cookies, depending on the use of certain functionalities: (The expiration time of a cookie is shown in the square brackets.)
Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user's session ID
ASPXFORMSAUTH (encrypted authentication ticket)
[DateTime.Now.AddMinutes(timeOut/session.timeout) - where the timeout is the web.config parameter / DateTime.Now.AddYears(1) - if the Remember me checkbox is set on] - authentication ticket cookie
CMSPreferredCulture (culture code)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - the user preferred culture
CMSPreferredUICulture (culture code)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - the user preferred UI Culture
ViewMode (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - different number value for the Design mode, Live site, etc.
VisitorStatus (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits)
CurrentVisitStatus (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddHours(23)] - current visit status (throughout current day)
PropertyTab (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - current property tab
CMSShoppingCart (GUID)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - shopping cart GUID
CMSMobileRedirected (true/false)
[DateTimeHelper.ZERO_TIME] - sets the redirected cookie to see what device is being used
CurrentTheme (current CSS stylesheet Name)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - current theme cookie
Campaign (campaign string)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - User campaign reference
UrlReferrer (url string)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - User URL referrer
DisplayContentInDesignMode (true/false)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - If true, web part content should be displayed in design mode
FormState (int - id)
[DateTime.Now.AddMinutes(10)] - For a check if the form state needs to be restored
VotedPolls (ints and pipes)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - content will be list of the poll codenames user already voted to; separated by pipes
DocRated (ints and pipes)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - stores rated document IDs; separated by pipes
PostAnswer (string and colon)
[DateTime.Now.AddMonths(1)] - list of answers
UserWords (strings with pipes)
[DateTime.Now.AddMonths(1)] - stores user words for the SpellChecker; separated by pipes
We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.
For further details on the cookies set by our website’s CMS, please
Contact us / 01626 832223

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please go to
Google Cookie use web page..


We may modify or amend our Cookie Policy information from time to time if changes in the Policy are made, we will amend the date of our revision and the newly modified Cookie Notice will be effective to you as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.

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