What is a cookie

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or mobile device. Websites use cookies to store and retrieve information about users, which enables features that need to to “remember” and track users. For example, cookies allow websites to remember what items are in your shopping cart, or whether you are logged in or logged out.

There are two types of cookie: session and persistent. A session cookie is deleted from your device when you leave the website. A persistent cookie has an expiry time, which can range from hours to years. A persistent cookie will remain on your computer until it is manually deleted or it expires.

Cookies can come from two sources: first-party or third-party. A first-party cookie is a cookie set by the website you are visiting. A third-party cookie is included on the website you are visiting, but comes from another domain.

How this website uses cookies

This website uses both session and persistent cookies, and both first-party and third-party cookies.

The purposes of cookies used on this website include:

  • Security
  • Analytics
  • E-commerce
  • Social media sharing

What cookies are used on this website

DomainNameExpiresInformation
.fancy.comcsrftoken1 yearStores a CSRF token to help protect against cross-site request forgery
.fancy.comfh_seedSessionUnclassified
.fancy.comlangSessionStores your language preference
.google.comNID6 monthsContains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information
.google.ie1P_JAR1 monthGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes
.google.ieCONSENT20 yearsCookie consent setting
.google.ieNID6 monthsContains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information
.m.stripe.comm10 yearsUnclassified
m.stripe.networknsrSessionUnclassified
.northwesthospice.ie__stripe_mid1 yearUsed by Stripe to measure web traffic
.northwesthospice.ie__stripe_sid30 minutesUsed or processing payments and passing through to Stripe.
.northwesthospice.ie_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users
.northwesthospice.ie_gid1 dayGoogle Analytics uses this cookie to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The cookie is updated every time you submit the data to Google Analytics.
.northwesthospice.iewoocommerce_cart_hashSessionContains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.
.northwesthospice.iewoocommerce_items_in_cartSessionContains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.
.northwesthospice.iewp_woocommerce_session_*2 daysContains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
.northwesthospice.iecookie_notice_accepted1 monthRemembers if a user has accepted the cookie notice.
.pinterest.com_pinterest_cm1 yearThis cookie ensures that you can share our website pages via Pinterest by means of the ‘share’ button.
pmsvault.com__RequestVerificationToken_*SessionPrevents Cross-site request forgery
pmsvault.com__stripe_mid1 yearUsed by Stripe to measure web traffic
pmsvault.com__stripe_sid30 minutesUsed or processing payments and passing through to Stripe.

Managing Cookies

Your browser has tools to help you manage which cookies you accept or not. For example, you can choose not to accept any third-party cookies, or to filter cookies from specific domains.

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