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Cookies Policy

General Information about cookies

What are Cookies?

HTTP Cookies (also called web cookie, Internet cookie or browser cookie) are text files containing small amounts of data generated by a website. These files are stored on a user’s device (computer, mobile phone) by your web browser while you are browsing a website. When you visit a website, your computer, web-browser or mobile device downloads these files (cookies).

As described by Wikipedia, cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information. Because webpages are “stateless” (they have no memory), they cannot easily pass information between each other. Therefore, cookies enable to provide this kind of memory for web pages.

Cookies are a specific technology that store information between website visits. They are also used for security purposes, such as when a user logs in to their internet banking app or their webmail. Cookies are used in numerous ways, such as:

  • Remembering what is in a shopping basket when shopping for goods online.
  • Supporting users to log in to a website.
  • Analysing traffic to a website (record user browsing activity, pages visited, .
  • Tracking users’ browsing behaviour (clicks on particular areas of the website, visited pages…)

Therefore, the main purpose of HTTP cookies is to remember information about you’re your online behaviour. When you return to this website (after closing it) – or visit a website that uses the same cookie – the website recognizes this cookie and therefore remember your information, like your browsing device, user credentials or preferences.

Types of Cookies

Cookies are used for different purposes, including functionality, performance, advertising, analytics, session, etc…  However for clarification and understanding, we make the distinction between the following types of cookies.

 

Session vs Persistent cookies

Session cookies

Example:

·      Remember your items in your shopping cart.

Stored on the browser’s memory

Do not contain an expiration date

Expire at the end of a browser session (when the browser is closed)

Persistent cookies

 

Also called permanent cookies, stored cookies

 

Example:

·      Store your login information

·      Remember your language preferences.

Stored on user’s device (hard disk)

Contain an expiration date (date might vary).

First-Party vs Third-Party cookies

In the context of cookies, “first” and “third” party refer to the website or domain placing the cookie on the browser’s memory or user’s device.

First-Party cookiesSet directly by the website the user is visiting
Third-Party cookies

Set by a domain other than the one the use is visiting. When the browser (or other software) fetches these elements from other sites, these sites can set cookies as well.

Example:

·      Incorporate elements from other sites (images, social media plugins, advertising…)

Your Consent about cookies

When you use our website for the first time, you are noticed via a “cookie consent” banner displayed at the bottom of the web page. By clicking on “Accept”, you consent to the use of cookies in our website and the terms of our use of cookies.

As long as you click on “Accept” the first time, you do not have to click again every time you visit our website (except if you delete all your cookie from your browser and computer and you visit our website again).

Use of cookies by Gerrards (Precious Metals) Ltd

Why does Gerrards (Precious Metals) Ltd uses Cookies?

Website like gerrardsbullion.com uses HTTP cookies, a subset of tracking technologies that may record information such as internet domain, host names, internet protocol addresses, browser software and operating system types, clickstream patterns and date and times that our website is accessed.

The use of cookies and other tracking technologies on our website allow us to:

  • make some of website functionality work (shopping cart, authentication for the duration of a session, etc…)
  • improve our website functionalities and performance and your experience.
  • analyse information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.

How does Gerrards (Precious Metals) Ltd uses cookies?

Gerrards (Precious Metals) Ltd uses cookies that do not contain data in plain text. All cookies used on gerrardsbullion.com contain hash data for ensuring users and customers’ privacy.

Information Commissioner Office also makes the distinction between “strictly necessary” and “non-necessary cookies”. The cookies used in our website are listed below, based on this categorisation. The expiration age of the cookies listed are approximative.

Please note that we do not have any control over the third-party cookies listed. For more information about the Privacy and Cookie policies of these third-parties, please refer to the links below:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Title

Cookie name

Type

Expires / Max-Age

Description

 

Cookie Consent notice

Store_noticed{HASH}

 

Session

Set when you click on the “Accept” button in the Cookie Consent banner.

Indicates that you agree with the usage of cookies on our webpages.

 

Login

Wordpress_logged_in

HTTP only

Secure (HTTPS)

session

Stored in our browser and destroyed when you log-out.

 

Shopping cart

Wp_wocommerce_session_{HASH}

HTTP only

Secure (HTTPS)

2 days

Keep track of the items that you include in your shopping cart on our website, as well as remembering your shopping cart if you leave our website and come back later.

 

Woocommerce_number_items_in_cart

 

Session

Woocommerce_cart_hash

 

session

Google Maps

 

OGP

OGPC

Third party cookie

2 months

Use to enable the functionality of the Google Maps API

 

Non-strictly necessary cookies

Title

Cookie name

Type

Expires / Max-Age

Description

Google Analytics

 

_ga_{HASH}

Third Party cookie

2 years

Gather information and analyse via Google Analytics how our users interact with our website.

UULE

Third Party Cookie

1 day

Google Tracking

NID

Third Party cookie

HTTP only

6 months

Google Tracking cookies

This cookie is also used by Google for advertising purposes

SSID

Third Party cookie

HTTP only

Secure (HTTPS

2  years

SIDCC

Third Party cookie

3 months

CONSENT

Third Party cookie

20 years

Google Maps, Youtube

APISID

Third Party cookie

2 years

Measure number and behaviour of Youtube and Google Maps users

These cookie are for advertising purposes.

HSID

Third Party cookie

HTTP only

SAPSID

Third Party cookie

Secure (HTTPS)

Google / Youtube

OGPC

Third Party cookie

2 months

 

Google

SEARCH_SAMESITE

Third Party cookie

Strict

6 months

Only accessible to the user visiting that domain.
Prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF attacks)

Google Advertising Cookies

 

1P_JAR

Third Party cookie

1 month

Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin…)

__unam

Third party cookie

 

Our website include different buttons that enable you to share our content on social medias. By clicking on these buttons, this cookie might be set on your web-browser.

CloudFlare

Expiration: 1.5 years

__cfduid

Third party cookie

HTTP only

Secure (HTTPS)

 

Set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic.

WooCommerce

Tk_ai

Third party cookie

session

Used by third-party plugins like WooCommerce or JetPack for analytics.

Trading View

sp_id.cf1a

Third party cookie

2 years

Included in the different pages that display the charts of the gold, silver, platinum and palladium prices in different currencies.

sp_sess.cf1a

Third party cookie

1 day

_utma

Third party cookie

2 years

_utmb

Third party cookie

1 day

_utmc

Third party cookie

Session

_utmt

Third party cookie

1 day

_utmz

Third party cookie

1 year

Cookies stored in your computer

Title

Cookie name

Description

Comments cookies

Expire after one year

Comment_author_{HASH}

Comment_author_email_{HASH}

Comment_author_url_{HASH}

Stored directly in your computer when you publish a comment in a blog post via the comment form.

Post Like Cookie

Mfn_post_love

Cookie created when you click on the like symbol (not from Facebook, the heart icon) in a post/article page

Manage cookies on our website


Find out the cookies currently used

You can use the developer tools of your web browser to find out the cookies currently used when you visit different pages on our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Notice about disabling cookies on our website

In order to use some parts of our website, you will need to accept cookies. This is because some of the first-party and session cookies used on our website are needed to make the website work properly.

If you decide to withhold consent to our use of cookies, or you subsequently block or delete cookies, you may not be able to access all or part of our website, or some part of the website might not work properly. For instance, if you choose to erase or block cookies in our website, the shopping cart might not save your items, or you might need to re-enter your login details again.

How to disable cookies?

You can opt-out for the use of our cookies at any time. Blocking cookies inhibit websites from directly embedding cookies into your hard disk.

You can block the use of cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser. You can use the links below to disable cookies based on the web browser that you use :

Delete Persistent Cookies

You can also delete previously set persistent cookies manually or configure your browser settings to delete cookies at a set interval.

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Due to the Covid-19 Virus the Directors have decided to close temporarily for the benefit of the health of our staff and clients

We have the regret to inform our customers that we are currently unable to process any order for storage or delivery.

For further information please make contact via email at info@gerrardsonline.co.uk and one of us will get back to you by either email or phone

Stay safe