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Cookies Policy

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES 

Our website www.minsteronline.co.uk uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience and learn about your interests when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. 

Due to recent changes in law, all websites who operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy provides you with clear and relevant information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies.  

Your Consent 

By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyse the way you use our website. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this site. 

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this website, you must stop using our site.  

What is a Cookie? 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. 

Key Concepts 

First and third-party cookies:  whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by www.minsteronline.co.uk). 

Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.  

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. 

Session cookies: these cookies 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. Session cookies are created temporarily.  Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. 

How to delete and block our cookies 

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.  Turning off or deleting cookies will not prevent device identification and related data collection from occurring. 

How to turn cookies off 

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details. 

Can I withdraw my consent? 

Once you have given us your consent to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time.  This will expire periodically.  If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.uk  

What cookies do we use and why? 

 The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

  • Strictly Necessary 
  • Performance & Analytics
  • Functionality
  • Targeting
  • Social Media and Marketing 

Strictly Necessary Cookies 

“Strictly Necessary” cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets.  Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.  Please note these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. 

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to: 

  • Remember information you have entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages during a web browser session; 
  • Remember the goods and services you ordered when you get to the checkout page; 
  • Identify you as being logged in to our website; 
  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works; and 
  • To route users to specific applications of a service, or specific servers. 

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee your use of our website or how the security of our website will perform during your visit. 

Performance & Analytics Cookies 

“Performance and Analytics” cookies collect information about how you use our website (e.g., which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors).  These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is.   

We use Performance and Analytics cookies for: 

  • Web Analytics: To provide statistics on how our website is used; 
  • Ad Response Rates: To see how effective our advertisements are, including those pointing to our sites; 
  • Affiliate Tracking: To provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website.  This can include details of any products purchased; 
  • Error Management: To help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur; and  
  • Testing Designs: To test different designs of our website. 

Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information. 

If you prevent the use of these cookies we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you. 

Functional Cookies 

“Functional” cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. 

We use Functional cookies to: 

  • Remember settings you've applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colours; 
  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey; and 
  • Show you when you're logged in to the website. 

Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information.  

If you prevent the use of these cookies we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you. 

Targeting Cookies 

“Targeting” cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. Third parties provide these services in return for recognizing that you have visited our website. They do not directly store personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. 

We use Targeting cookies to: 

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites; and 
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with advertisements in which you may be interested. 

All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information. If you prevent these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. 

Social Media & Marketing Cookies 

“Social Media and Marketing” cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools. 

Cookie List 

To comply with legal requirements, we have listed all the cookies that we use on our site: 

Cookie Name Purpose Duration DomainCategory
First Party Cookies
incap_ses_1096_2176465 Incapsula DDoS protection and web application firewall. 1 year minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
ROUTE Used for session stickiness function. Session minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
s_plt Set by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions to help track website performance. Session minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
_br_uid_2 Creates a unique, anonymous identifier for every browser or device created by the Bloomreach tracking pixel. Session minsteronline.co.ukTargeting
incap_ses_1102_2176465 Incapsula DDoS protection and web application firewall. 1 year minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
JSESSIONID Used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application. Session minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
acceleratorSecureGUID Session cookie. Session minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
_fbp Used by Facebook to distinguish users. 2 years minsteronline.co.ukSocial media and marketing
s_sq Set by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions to track website performance. Session minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
s_cc Set by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions to determine if cookies are enabled. Session minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
mbox Set by Adobe Target to help deliver tests and personalisation. 2 years minsteronline.co.ukTargeting
da_lid Contains the unique ID of a visitor. 1 year minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
s_ecid Unique visitor IDs used by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions. 2 years minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
signInModal Remembers if the welcome modal was shown to customers. 7 days minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
s_pltp Set by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions to help track website performance. Session minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
CookieControl Keeps track of what cookies were accepted by the user. Session minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
_gcl_au Set by Google Analytics to take information in advert clicks and store it in a 1st party cookie so that conversions can be attributed outside of the landing page. 3 months minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
da_intState Used by Decibel to monitor and review users' online experience. 30 minutes minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
visid_incap_2176465 Incapsula DDoS protection and web application firewall. 1 year minsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
AMCVS_D8E126C85D6647DA0A495E5C%40AdobeOrg Unique session IDs used by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions. Session minsteronline.co.ukTargeting
AMCV_D8E126C85D6647DA0A495E5C%40AdobeOrg Unique visitor IDs used by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions. 2 years minsteronline.co.ukTargeting
da_sid Used to collect information about how people use the website. When browser is closed minsteronline.co.ukPerformance and analytics
visid_incap_2510804Incapsula DDoS protection and web application firewall.1 yearminsteronline.co.ukStrictly necessary
Cookie NamePurposeDurationDomainCategory
Third Party Cookies
ssm_au_cUsed by Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics.Sessiongoogle.comPerformance and analytics
ev_sync_ddSyncs a user's Adobe Experience Cloud ID with the partner ad exchange.30 dayseveresttech.netPerformance and analytics
everest_g_v2Created after a user initially clicks an ad, and used to map the current and subsequent clicks with other events on the website.2 yearseveresttech.netPerformance and analytics
dextpDocuments the time of the last data synchronization with the Adobe Audience Manager.6 monthsdemdex.netPerformance and analytics
demdexHelps Adobe Audience Manager perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting.6 monthsdemdex.netPerformance and analytics
IDEUsed to display targeted advertisements that are relevant to users.Persistentdoubleclick.netSocial media and marketing


This policy contains a list of www.minsteronline.co.uk cookies as at the date of this policy.  Future cookies used by the website shall be included in this table from time to time. Cookie list updated 18/02/2022.   

How do I manage my cookie preferences? 

From the Preference Center on the www.minsteronline.co.uk website. 

You have the choice to withdraw your consent (except for strictly necessary cookies used for the delivery of our services which will be systematically deposited). For cookies that require your prior consent, you can make these choices at any time by accessing the Preference Center: 

  • By clicking on "Set Cookies" in the information panel/banner about our use of cookies. 
  • By clicking on the "Set Cookies" icon accessible at any time during your navigation at the bottom left of your screen. 

Using your browser’s controls you can use your web browser to: 

  • Delete all cookies; 
  • Block all cookies; 
  • Allow all cookies; 
  • Block ‘third-party’ cookies (ie, cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting); 
  • Clear all cookies when you close the browser; 
  • Open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context); and 
  • Install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality. 

Those operations may result in the deletion of all cookies used by the browser, including those used by other websites, which may lead to the alteration or loss of certain settings or information and make it difficult to navigate the website. 

More information about Cookies 

Analytics 

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy: 

Information about cookies 

Useful information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.uk

For a video about cookies visit policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

Behavioural Advertising 

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website, Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks. See also www.aboutads.info

Affiliate Tracking 

Rakuten Advertising may collect personal information when you interact with its digital property, including IP addresses, digital identifiers, information about your web browsing and app usage and how you interact with its properties and ads for a variety of purposes, such as personalisation of offers or advertisements, analytics about how you engage with websites or ads and other commercial purposes. For more information about the collection, use and sale of your personal data and your rights, please use the below links. 

Privacy policy: www.rakutenadvertising.com/legal-notices/services-privacy-policy 
Your rights/opt out: www.rakutenadvertising.com/legal-notices/services-privacy-rights-request-form/