Cookie Policy

Cookies

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. The Cookie Policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded into a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first-party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third-party cookies’).

Cookies set by comparefurnishings.com

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons, some enable a personalised experience for both visitors and registered users, and some allow the display of advertising from selected third-party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the ‘like’ button on a product, for example).

Below the different categories of cookies set by comparefurnishings.com are outlined, with specific examples detailed in the tables that follow. This includes their name and purpose. Certain cookies are only set for logged in visitors, whereas others are set for any visitors, and these are marked below accordingly. Where a cookie only applies to specific subdomains, they are included under the relevant header.

Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for comparefurnishings.com to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.

Functionality: These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.

Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with comparefurnishings.com, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.

Tracking: These are set by trusted third-party networks (e.g. Google Analytics) to track details such as the number of unique visitors, and pageviews to help improve the user experience.

comparefurnishings.com

CookieDurationPurposeLogged-in Users Only?
_ga2 yearsGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users.No
_gat_<property-id>1 minuteGoogle Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.No
_gid24 hoursGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users.No
wp-settings-{user_id}1 yearUsed to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.Yes
woocommerce_recently_viewedSessionUsed to display a recently viewed widgetNo
wporg_logged_in
wporg_sec
14 days if you select “Remember Me” when logging in. Otherwise, Session.Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged in comparefurnishings.com user.Yes

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilising third-party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

Some specific opt-out programs are available here:

Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of comparefurnishings.com, or prevent it from working correctly at all.