Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A 'cookie' is a small text file containing information which is stored on your device during your visit to our website - the period for which a cookie is stored varies depending on its nature. They help us to provide you with the best possible experience when you visit our website, by enabling some of its core functionality, as well as provide us with anonymized data that helps us enhance your experience on our site. 

What cookies do we use?

yalestore.co.uk uses different categories of cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience as described throughout this page.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our website to function. They are usually set in response to your actions on our site such as setting your preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

Cookie Description Duration
PHPSESSID Configuration setting that is used to secure your browsing session with the server. 1 Hour
X-Magento-Vary Configuration setting that improves performance when using Varnish static content caching. 1 Hour
Form-Key A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). Until you close your browser
mage-cache-sessid The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to “true.” Session (until you close your browser)
mage-cache-storage Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions. Session (until you close your browser);
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated. Session (until you close your browser) 
mage-messages Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper. Session (until you close your browser) 
mage-messages Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper. Session (until you close your browser) 
mage-translation-storage Stores translated content when requested by the shopper. Session (until you close your browser) 
mage-translation-file-version Stores translated content version until updated version requested by the browser.. Session (until you close your browser) 
persistent_shopping_cart Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper. Session (until you close your browser) 
private_content_version Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server. Session (until you close your browser) 
product_data_storage Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products. Session (until you close your browser) 
recently_compared_product Stores product IDs of recently compared products. Session (until you close your browser) 
recently_compared_product_previous Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation. Session (until you close your browser) 
searchsuiteautocomplete Stores product IDs of recently searched products to assist autocomplete of the search bar. Session (until you close your browser) 
section_data_ids Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc. Session (until you close your browser) 
store Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper. 1 Year


Performance Cookies 

We work continuously to improve www.yale.co.uk contents, functionality and navigation for you. To do this we analytic tools such as Google Analytics and Google Optimize which helps us to understand how users navigate around the site on an anonymous and aggregated level and improve the relevance of our contents. If you do not allow those cookies, we will not know that you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance and the quality and relevance of its contents to you. 

Cookie Description Duration
_ga This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor’s session and campaign data for the sites’ analytics reports. 2 Years
_gaexp This cookie is used to determine a user’s inclusion in an A/B experiment via Google Optimize and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in. Google Optimize is used to enhance user experience on our website. Depends on the length of the experiment by typically 90 days.
_gid This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute


Essential - Third Party Cookies

Content we embed on our website from other sources, such as payment gateways and security software may store cookies on your device. Sagepay also uses Local Storage and Session Storage to perform its function. If you do not allow those cookies, you may experience issues with website functionality provided through third parties.

Cookie Description Duration
__cfduid Sagepay - eCommerce Payment Gateway - Security  
JSESSIONID Sagepay - eCommerce Payment Gateway - Security One Session
NSC_WJQ-mjwf.tbhfqbz.dpnHbufxbz Sagepay - eCommerce Payment Gateway - Security One Session


How do I turn off cookies?

Essential Cookies
Essential cookies cannot be turned off since without them, our website won’t work and that would frustrate both you and us. 

Performance Cookies
We don’t collect personal data through performance cookies but if you’d like to opt-out, you may download & install Google Analytics’ Opt-Out browser add-on which is available for all major browser and read more about it on Google’s support site. 

Third Party Cookies
To opt-out from third party cookies, you can adjust your preferences by changing your web browser’s settings to reject the storage of third party cookies.You can adjust your preferences for all cookie categories by changing your web browser’s settings to automatically reject the storage of cookies or to inform you when a website wants to store cookies on your computer.

Depending on the selected browser settings, some cookie-based website functionality may stop working and negatively impact your experience on our website. If you have already visited our site and previously agreed to the use of cookies, you can revoke cookie consent and clear those from your device through your web browser settings. Browser specific information on how to achieve this can be found in your browser’s support pages on on www.allaboutcookies.org, which provides a comprehensive how-to-guide per browser and a wealth of information about cookies. You can also contact us with any questions at marketing@yale.co.uk.