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Cookie Policy

Cookie Notice

To make our website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your computer or device. Most websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that our website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit one of our sites. It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses our website has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By agreeing to this cookie policy, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What types of cookies are there, and which ones do we use?

There are two types of cookie:

- Persistent cookies remain on a user's device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
- Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

    Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorised as follow: ‘Necessary’ cookies, ‘Preference’ cookies, ‘Statistics’ cookies and ‘Marketing’ or ‘advertising’ cookies. There are also ‘Unclassified’ cookies, where the use has not been defined by the creator.

    Necessary cookies (also known as Strictly Necessary or Essential cookies) are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like viewing other pages etc
 These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

    These cookies are always turned on as we do not have to gain your consent to set them.

    Examples of how we use ‘necessary’ cookies include:

    • Setting unique identifiers for each unique visitor, so site numbers can be analysed.
    • Navigation of the website pages.

    Statistics cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website; they don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to improve your user experience of a website.

    For us to set these cookies we need your consent, so the default setting is they are turned off, until we gain your informed consent to allow them.

    Here are some examples of how we use Statistical cookies:

    • Gathering data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.
    • For comparison with other websites using data collected by industry-accepted measurement and research companies.

    Information supplied by Statistic cookies helps us to understand how you use the website; for example, whether or not you have visited before, what you looked at or clicked on and how you found us. We can then use this data to help improve our services. We generally use independent analytics companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third-party company (third party cookies).

    Preference cookies (also known as Functional cookies) allow users to customise how a website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions, and can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.

    For us to set these cookies we need your consent, so the default setting is they are turned off, until we gain your informed consent to allow them.

    Here is an example of how we use functionality cookies:

    • Remembering if you’ve been to the site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.

    Marketing cookies (also known as Targeting cookies) are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions. They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission but can be placed by the operator themselves.

    They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers. They cannot determine who you are though, as the data collected is never linked to your profile.

    For us to set these cookies we need your consent, so the default setting is they are turned off, until we gain your informed consent to allow them.

    How to control cookies

    You can control cookies as you wish by using the small yellow symbol located at the bottom left corner of this website.  This will open your cookie preference centre and allow you to turn cookies on and off. 

    List of cookies used on https://www.wearepatchworks.com/

    Necessary (8)

    NAME

    PROVIDER

    PURPOSE

    EXPIRY

    TYPE

    _cf_bm

    hubspot.com

    This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

    1 day

    HTTP

    _shopify_d

    wearepatchworks.com

    The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com.

    Session

    HTTP

    cart_currency

    wearepatchworks.com

    The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com.

    13 days

    HTTP

    cookietest

    wearepatchworks.com

    This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.

    Session

    HTTP

    embed/v3/counters.gif

    forms.hsforms.com

    Used to implement forms on the website

    Session

    Pixel

    JSESSIONID

    nr-data.net

    Preserves users states across page requests

    Session

    HTTP

    secure_customer_sig

    wearepatchworks.com

    This cookie is used to store customer credentials securely when processing a purchase on the website – the cookie is essential in making a secure online transaction.

    1 year

    HTTP

    test_cookie

    doubleclick.net

    Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

    1 day 

    HTTP


    Preferences(3)

    NAME

    PROVIDER

    PURPOSE

    EXPIRY

    TYPE

    lang

    ads.linkedin.com

    Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website

    Session

    HTTP

    localization

    wearepatchworks.com

    Holds the user’s time zone.

    13 days

    HTTP

    messagesUtk

    wearepatchworks.com

    Stores a unique ID string for each chat-box session. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter

    179 days

    HTTP



    Statistics (6)

    NAME

    PROVIDER

    PURPOSE

    EXPIRY

    TYPE

    _dc_gtm_UA-#

    wearepatchworks.com

    Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.

    1 day

    HTTP

    _ga

    wearepatchworks.com

    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

    2 years

    HTTP

    _gat

    wearepatchworks.com

    Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

    1 day

    HTTP

    _gid

    wearepatchworks.com

    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

    1 day 

    HTTP

    AnalyticsSyncHistory

    linkedin.com

    Used in connection with data-synchronization with a third-party analysis service

    29 days

    HTTP

    collect

    google-analytics.com

    Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

    Session

    Pixel







    Marketing (20)

    NAME

    PROVIDER

    PURPOSE

    EXPIRY

    TYPE

    _hmpl

    hubspot.com

    Collects information on user preferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content – This is used on CRM-campaign-platform used by website owners for promoting events or products.

    Persistent

    HTML

    _ptq.gif

    hubspot.com

    Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

    Session

    Pixel

    _gcl_au

    wearepatchworks.com

    Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

    3 months

    HTTP

    _landing_page

    wearepatchworks.com

    Stores visitors’ navigation by registering landing pages – This allows the website to present relevant products and/or measure their advertisement efficiency on other websites.

    13 days 

    HTTP

    _orig_referrer

    wearepatchworks.com

    This cookie is used to collect information on a visitor. This information will become an ID string with information on a specific visitor – ID information strings can be used to target groups with similar preferences, or can be used by third-party domains or ad-exchanges.

    13 days

    HTTP

    _s

    wearepatchworks.com

    Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

    1 day

    HTTP

    _shopify_s

    wearepatchworks.com

    Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

    1 day 

    HTTP

    _shopify_sa_p

    wearepatchworks.com

    Collects data on visitors’ behaviour and interaction – This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites.

    1 day 

    HTTP

    _shopify_sa_t

    wearepatchworks.com

    Collects data on visitors’ behaviour and interaction – This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites.

    1 day 

    HTTP

    _shopify_y

    wearepatchworks.com

    Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in or to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

    1 year

    HTTP

    _y

    wearepatchworks.com

    Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in or to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

    1 year

    HTTP

    ads/ga-audiences

    google.com

    Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.

    Session

    Pixel

    bcookie

    linkedin.com

    Used by social; networking service, Linkedin, for tracking the use of embedded services.

    2 years

    HTTP


    bscookie

    linkedin.com

    Used by social; networking service, Linkedin, for tracking the use of embedded services.

    2 years

    HTTP

    HUBLYTICS_EVENTS_53

    hubspot.com

    Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.

    Persistent

    HTML

    IDE

    doubleclick.com

    Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

    1 year

    HTTP

    lang

    linkedin.com

    Set by Linkedin when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel.

    Session

    HTTP

    lidc

    linkedin.com

    Used by the social networking service, Linkedin, for tracking the use of embedded services.

    1 day

    HTTP

    pagead/1p-user-list/#

    google.com

    Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.

    Sessions

    Pixel

    UserMatchHistory

    linkedin.com

    Used to track vistors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.

    29 days

    HTTP




    Unclassified (20)

    NAME

    PROVIDER

    PURPOSE

    EXPIRY

    TYPE

    aO0jCMiZ6MUBEMXf6swD,4401157270404

    wearepatchworks.com

    Unclassified

    Persistent

    HTML

    aO0jCMiZ6MUBEMXf6swD,4401157270404_expiresAt

    wearepatchworks.com

    Unclassified

    Persistent

    HTML

    geoIPCookie

    wearepatchworks.com

    Unclassified

    30 days

    HTTP









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