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Our BLAG Cookies Policy
Cookies: What is a cookie?
“A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.” Information provided by Information Commissioner’s Office.
Cookies help us identify your device, performance of typical actions on this website or when you are logged in to specific subscriber and member pages. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features. Tracking and performance cookies are used to provide a better overall user experience.
Below is some more information on cookies present on our website and used within our email newsletters:
Effective 27th April 2018, updated 31st May 2018
www.BLAG.london, www.BLAG.shop, www.BLAGmagazine.com and www.WeAreBLAG.com cookies
As www.BLAG.london and www.BLAGmagazine.com are secured, subscriber and membership sites, they require some specific cookies which are necessary for site functionality which cannot be disabled. These help us to identify logged in users, at which page logins were made. Depending on your use of our sites, these also hold the selected shipping options for some shipping providers, keeps track of your shopping cart and / or system session cookie.
Cookies we use to confidentially evaluate our web traffic include those which keep track of clicks into the site via our emails, visit session and aggregate page usage, device and identifier including referrer, landing page, visitor numbers, cart contents, number of visits per day.
The above mentioned cookies are usually set to one year, but in some places the expiration date for this cookie is not set, and if this case it will last for a duration of a session (30 minutes).
www.WeAreBLAG.com cookies, used when purchasing items from BLAGmagazine.com shop
Here is a list of cookies that we use on www.WeAreBLAG.com. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows our provider Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
Email List Subscribers Cookies
We display an “opt-in” option for you to subscribe to and receive our email updates, when you subscribe to BLAG: at www.BLAG.london and/or www.BLAGmagazine.com
Tracking Technologies: To improve your experience with BLAG we have enlisted Business Catalyst to provide mailing list services.
When we send a news email to our subscribers, these use a unique identifier which allows us to identify clicks in emails and to keep track of logged in entity. This allows us to understand how our email campaigns perform and what actions subscribers took. This helps us improve your experience to our site.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies, using he check box above.
We recommend you don’t opt-in for the newsletter mailing list if you prefer not to accept the cookie usage detailed above.
Do Not Track
Some Internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari - include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals.
On our sites, we honour Do Not Track signals and do not track or plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
31st May: ceased using MailChimp services for newsletters, therefore several cookies have been removed from this policy.
Cookies help us identify your device, performance of typical actions on this website or when you are logged in to specific Subscriber Areas. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features. Tracking and performance cookies are used to provide a better overall user experience. Below are the type of cookies present on our website:
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