Aug13 | 2014
categories: Tech, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial | tags: , ,

C is for Cookie…

If you’ve visited our site (or any site that sells internationally), you may have noticed a message that popped up on screen that says something like “This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.”

There they are again. Cookies. Cookies on your desktop browser, cookies in your mobile browsers … cookies, cookies everywhere and nary a one to eat.  But what do they mean? Those cryptic-looking files that websites leave in your browser history tell the site how to behave the next time you visit. At their best, cookies save you time on a site by allowing you to skip repetitive clicks.  At their worst, cookies can make it seem as though that pair of navy blue Camper Palmeras (size 6) is following you around the internet. We think you should know what you’re agreeing to.  Which is why we’ve listed which cookies we use when you browse store.griffintechnology.com:

Cookie Name Purpose
  • _dc_gtm_UA-32205-1
  • _dc_gtm_UA-32205-28
  • _ga
These cookies are used to collect information in an anonymous form, about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors to the site, from where they have come to our site and the pages they visited while they were here. Google has a lot more info here.
  • CACHED_FRONT_FORM_KEY
  • frontend
  • SESS[hash]
These cookies store your customer session for our site. They allow you to stay logged in to your customer account if you close your browser window, and keep track of the items you’ve added to your shopping cart.

  • griffin_accept_cookies
This cookie keeps track of whether you’ve decided to accept the rest of our cookies, so that you won’t be notified about them each time you visit our site.
  • newsletter-status
This cookie keeps track of whether you’ve already seen our newsletter signup, so that you won’t be notified about it each time you visit our site.

Rest assured, you can delete our cookies (or anyone’s, for that matter) quickly and easily, whether you’re using ChromeSafari, or Explorer.

Questions? Comments? Favorite recipe for pecan sandies? Leave ‘em in the comments or feel free to contact us.

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