Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that store information in connection with a website. For example, a cookie may be created to store the contents of an online shopping basket, or to confirm that you are logged in as you browse the pages of a site. Session cookies expire once the browsing session is finished and are not stored on you hard drive. For more general information on cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org.

At Garden Gear we use cookies to track products you have added to your shopping basket and to monitor statistics about the use of our website. These cookies do not collect or store any personal information. If you would like to disable these cookies, this can be done via your browser but you will not then be able to place an order through our website.

The information shown below will help you to understand which cookies we use and why we use them:

cookie name: PHPSESSID

This cookie for session ID only. It is set on the computer hard drive when a user visits this site but does not track the user across web sites; it collects per-session information only and is deleted from the hard drive at the end of that session. This type of cookie is widely used by retail sites and makes the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Without this type of cookie it would be very difficult for a web site to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit. Without this essential cookie our shopping cart would not function.

cookie names: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz

These are cookies placed on your computer by the Google Analytics used on this site. The information is collected anonymously and helps us assess the amount of traffic to our site and how the visitor found us. They are session cookies and expire when your visit ends. Below is a list of their uses:

_utma ; stores the number of visits

_utmb and _utmc; check how long the visits last

_utmz; checks how a visitor arrives at the site e.g. search engine; search keyword; link; etc.

The _utma;_utmb;_utmc;_utmz cookies can all be deleted manually from the visitors' browser without affecting the shopping cart.