similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies,
we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better
you continue using Our Site when you press the accept button on ‘We are using
cookies to give you the best experience on our website’ and pressed the accept
1. Definitions and Interpretation
expressions have the following meanings:
“Cookie” means a small file placed on your computer or device
by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site
and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic
Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 [and
of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable
person who can be directly or indirectly identified from
that data, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998
or EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection
Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” Means The Reading Giraffe, whose registered address
is The Reading Giraffe, Stocksfield, Northumberland
and whose main trading address is the same as
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our Site is owned and operated by The Reading Giraffe, whose registered
address is The Reading Giraffe, Stocksfield, Northumberland and whose main
trading address is the same as above.
2.2 Our Data Protection Officer is Lauren Harrison and can be contacted by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07701 093 616.
3.1 Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or
device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only
and to provide and improve Our products and our services. We have carefully
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chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and
personal data is protected and respected at all times.
3.2 By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your
computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites,
services, and/or parties other than Us. No third-party cookies are used on Our
Site however, for more details, please refer to section 4 below.
3.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current
Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
3.3.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our
Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket,
and payment transactions.
3.3.2 Analytics Cookies
It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example,
how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features
you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information,
helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
3.3.3 Functionality Cookies
Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you
on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved
preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary
Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
3.3.4 Targeting Cookies
It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site,
and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have
visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies,
this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make
Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. [Some
information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with
3.3.5 Third Party Cookies
Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by
third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party
Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored
advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics
services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics
Cookies described above).
3.3.6 Persistent Cookies
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie.
Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device
for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our
3.3.7 Session Cookies
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session
Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device
from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser.
Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
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3.4 Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire after: (_ga 2 years,
_gid 24 hours, _gat 1 minute PHPSESSID 30 minutes).
3.4.1 For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the
measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights,
3.5 For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table
4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
4.1 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Strictly Necessary
_gid Google Analytics Usage yes
_ga Google Analytics Usage yes
_gat Google Analytics Usage yes
PHPSESSID Refers to a session stored on the web server.
No information is stored in the user’s browser
and this cookie can only be used by the
current web site
4.2 Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website
analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage
information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in
turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered
through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst
Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our
Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and
more useful experience for you.
4.3 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather
the required information.
4.4 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics
Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary
_gid Google Analytics
_ga Google Analytics
_gat Google Analytics
5. Consent and Control
5.1 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a
pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent
to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible
experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the
placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however
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certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. You will be
given the opportunity to allow and/or deny different categories of Cookie that
We use. You can return to your Cookie preferences to review and/or change
them at any time by clearing your cookies and revisiting Our Site.
5.2 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or
disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable
you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party
Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be
changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet
browser or the documentation that came with your device.
5.3 The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all
5.3.1 Google Chrome:
5.3.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/enus/kb/278835
5.3.3 Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/engb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific
instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
5.3.4 Safari (macOS):
5.3.5 Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
5.3.6 Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-anddisable-Cookies-website-preferences
%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for
manufacturers’ own browsers)
changes will be highlighted at the top of this page. Any such changes will
become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have
been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail
unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
7. Further Information
at email@example.com or by telephone on 07701 093 616.
7.2 For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and
conditions, please visit the following: