What are cookies?

Websites you visit use cookies to improve your user experience. These cookies last either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits and allow functions on a site to work in a more flexible, user-friendly way. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

Web sites may also use cookies to target their content specifically for you by using your location, for example. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing.

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a text file stored in your browser and only the server that the web site is hosted on will be able to see the contents of that cookie. Cookie files contain some anonymous information, the site name and some text.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not want Your web browser to store them. If you prefer, it is possible to block or delete them entirely. To do this, you will need to use your browser's preferences, and more information can be in your browser's help files.

Which cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies on our web site:

  • https://www.ohpolly.com/

PHPSESSID

Used to store data between subsequent requests of pages on the same web site. - Expires at the end of the current browsing session

This cookie is a session token, a piece of data that is used to determine if someone is still on a website. A session ID is typically given to a visitor on his first visit to a site.

We use this cookie to define sessions on the site to help us keep track of how many visitors we get, whether or not they return and how long they stay on the site – this supports us in our blogging efforts and in creating better content for you.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics cookies are set by the tracking code ga.js and are used to provide us with data to analyse the effectiveness of our site.

We use Google Analytics to analyse what our visitors like and what they don’t like. We then use this to manage our ongoing content strategy.

  • __utma - Used by Google Analytics - Expires at the end of the current browsing session
  • __utmb - Used by Google Analytics - Expires at the end of the current browsing session
  • __utmc - Used by Google Analytics - Expires at the end of the current browsing session
  • __utmz - Used by Google Analytics - Expires at the end of the current browsing session
COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.

Enabling Cookies

Internet Explorer 7.x

  1. Start Internet Explorer

  2. Under the Tools menu, click Internet Options

  3. Click the Privacy tab

  4. Click the Advanced button

  5. Put a check mark in the box for Override Automatic Cookie Handling, put another check mark in the Always accept session cookies box

  6. Click OK

  7. Click OK

  8. Restart Internet Explore

Internet Explorer 6.x

  1. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu

  2. Click on the Privacy tab

  3. Click the Default button (or manually slide the bar down to Medium) under Settings. Click OK

Mozilla/Firefox

  1. Click on the Tools-menu in Mozilla

  2. Click on the Options... item in the menu - a new window open

  3. Click on the Privacy selection in the left part of the window. (See image below)

  4. Expand the Cookies section

  5. Check the Enable cookies and Accept cookies normally checkboxes

  6. Save changes by clicking Ok.

Opera 7.x

  1. Click on the Tools menu in Opera

  2. Click on the Preferences... item in the menu - a new window open

  3. Click on the Privacy selection near the bottom left of the window. (See image below)

  4. The Enable cookies checkbox must be checked, and Accept all cookies should be selected in the "Normal cookies" drop-down

  5. Save changes by clicking Ok