Cookie Policy

OUR COOKIES AND YOU

Hello! If you are reading this, then you care about privacy – and your privacy is very important to us. Cookies are an important part of almost all online companies these days, and this page describes what they are, how we use them, what data they collect, and most importantly, how you can change your browser settings to turn them off.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

HOW WE USE COOKIES?

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

WHAT COOKIES DO HIGHERMINDINCENSE.COM USE?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Cookie name Life span Classification Purpose
_ga Persistent (2 years) Performance Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users
_gat   Persistent (1 Minute) Performance Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid Persistent (2 days) Performance Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users
__fbp Persistent (3 Months) Marketing Used by Facebook to track our advertising campaigns.
woocommerce_items_in_cart Session Strictly Necessary Contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.
woocommerce_recently_viewed Persistent (1 Month) Strictly Necessary Contains an array of up to 15 recently viewed products
       
wordpress_logged_in* Session Strictly Necessary Indicates when you are logged onto our website.
woocommerce_cart_hash Session Strictly Necessary Stores an encoded string representing the contents of the WooCommerce shopping cart
wordpress_sec_* Session Strictly Necessary These cookies help us keep you logged in to our site.
wp_woocommerce_session_* Persistent (2 Days) Strictly Necessary Tracking your current shop with us
yith_wcwl_products Persistent (1 Hour) Strictly Necessary Used to provide a wishlist on WooCommerce shopping cart.


WHAT COOKIES ARE USED BY OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS?

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

SnapWidget

We use SnapWidget which is a Social Media weidget and helps us to display content on our website from our social profiles.  You can view SnapWidget’s privacy policy here https://snapwidget.com/privacy

Facebook

We use Facebook to track campaign performance, provide social functionality such as liking and commenting on our website. You can view Facebook’s privacy policy here https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php

Nr-data.net

We use New Relic to help us improve the performance of our website by identifying content that maybe of interest to you and helping us tailor the experience on our website.  You can view New Relic’s privacy policy here https://newrelic.com/termsandconditions/privacy

MANAGING COOKIE

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411
https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.