Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies on this website to:
  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve my content , products and services and to help me better understand my visitor requirements and interests;
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form). In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested (eg to provide you with information). If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this website cookie policy. If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to reject cookies or disable cookies completely.

Description of Cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:  

Functional and Required Cookies

Name Type Duration Purpose
Crumb Cookie Session Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.
RecentRedirect Cookie 30 minutes Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO.
CART Cookie 2 weeks Shows when a visitor adds a product to their cart
hasCart Cookie 2 weeks Tells Squarespace that the visitor has a cart
Locked Cookie Session Prevents the password-protected screen from displaying if a visitor enters the correct site-wide password.
SiteUserInfo Cookie 3 years Identifies a visitor who logs into a customer account
SiteUserSecureAuthToken Cookie 3 years Authenticates a visitor who logs into a customer account
Commerce-checkout-state sessionstorage Session Stores state of checkout while the visitor is completing their order in PayPal
squarespace-popup-overlay localstorage Persistent Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it
squarespace-announcement-bar localstorage Persistent Prevents the Announcement Barfrom displaying if a visitor dismisses it
ss_sd Cookie Session Ensures that visitors on the Squarespace 5 platformremain authenticated during their sessions.
Test Cookie Session Investigates if the browsersupports cookies and prevents errors.
squarespace-likes localstorage Persistent Shows when you've already "liked" a blog post.
CHECKOUT_WEBSITE Cookie Session Identifies the correct site for checkout when Checkout on Your Domain is disabled.
 

Analytics and Performance Cookies

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
ss_cid 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
ss_cvr 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
ss_cvisit 30 minutes Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
ss_cvt 30 minutes Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
ss_cpvisit 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
ss_cookieAllowed 30 days Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies
 

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.