Take the following scenario as an example:
You are shopping on our website and you have added products to your barrow; accidently you close your browser. When you next visit our site, you notice that all of the products you were shopping for yesterday are all still in your barrow. This would not happen without using a cookie.
Different types of cookie
There are two types of Cookies that we use at Marshalls-Seeds.co.uk - ‘session’ based and ‘persistent’ cookies.
What is a session based Cookie? This is a cookie that only lasts a short amount of time, during your current visit to the website.
What is a persistent Cookie? This is a cookie that stays on your computer for a period of time.
Below is a list of all of the cookies that we use.There are two types of Cookies that we use at Marshalls-Seeds.co.uk, session based and persistent cookies.
Uses a cookie containing the previous address for the back button. (stored for 1 day)
Sort by and number of products per page - values are stored in cookie for subsequent page rendering use (1 day expiry)
User first name
Stored in cookie for use on site where you see… ‘Welcome back James’ or similar
A unique client reference used to identify you on subsequent visits (100 day expiry)
Stores your basket information between visits visits (30 day expiry) (strictly necessary)
Recently viewed items
Most recently viewed product id’s are stored enabling you to easily recall to view again (30 day expiry)
Mobile site version override
Override value set in cookie if you has selected to switch between main and mobile version of the application (30 day expiry)
Used to test if cookies are enabled
Used to re-populate keyword search form
Used to redirect you to an intended URL following applicable particular action e.g. login or checkout
Used as reference to support the checkout process (strictly necessary)
Used areference point for the current user basket record (strictly necessary)
Spam prevention support
To prevent automated programs from automatically submitting site forms
Most recently added item to basket
Set as a session variable for link / redirect use
Used within my account / checkout to identify you as a customer (strictly necessary)
Third Party Cookies
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