The Cookies that we use include those that help you to stay logged in and without cookies you would not be able to purchase our wonderful products. They also remember preferences and generally help to improve your online experience.
There are several different types of Cookies, so here are some definitions which will help you to spot the ones that we use:
Session Cookies - a session cookie only lasts for a session or the duration of your visit to a site. As soon as you close your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer) the cookie is then deleted.
We use session cookies to keep you logged in as you move from page to page, which helps to keep your experience personal and secure to your account.
Persistent Cookies - persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser. So for example, if you add a product to your basket but then close your browser and then a few days later go back to your account, it will remember the product and keep it in your basket for your return.
First and Third Party Cookies - first party cookies are sent by the website itself and third party cookies account for all other cookies. We use both, but a specific third party cookie would be those used in conjuntion with Google Analytics.
Performance Cookies - these cookies are used to record which pages are visited more often than others and information about how a user uses a website. No specific individual information is collected, but they may collect the IP address of the location of the device being used to browse the site.
It is important to understand that by using our website you are agreeing to accept Performance Cookies onto your device.
Functionality Cookies - This type of cookie is vital to the use of our website and without you would not be able to purchase the Culinary Concepts products via our site.
It is important to understand that by using our website you are agreeing to accept Functionality Cookies onto your device.
The Cookies That We Use
_utma: this is associated with Google Analytics
_utmb: this is associated with Google Analytics
_utmc: this is associated with Google Analytics
_utmz: this is associated with Google Analytics
RECENTLYREVIEWEDPRODUCTS: to remember your recently reviewed products
CART: the association with your shopping cart
CATEGORY_INFO: stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly
COMPARE: the items that you have in the Compare Products list
CURRENCY: your preferred currency
CUSTOMER: encrypted version of your customer ID with the store
CUSTOMER_AUTH: indicator if you are currently logged into the store
CUSTOMER_INFO: encrypted version of the customer group you belong to
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS: stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE: indicates whether caching is disabled or not
FRONTEND: your session ID on the server
GUEST-VIEW: allows guests to edit their orders
LAST_CATEGORY: last category you visited
LAST_PRODUCT: most recent product you have viewed
NEWMESSAGE: indicates whether a new message has been received
NO_CACHE: indicates whether it is allowed to use cache
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART: information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site
POLL: ID of any polls you have recently voted in
POLLN: information on what polls you have voted on
RECENTLYCOMPARED: items that you have recently compared
STF: information on products you have emailed to friends
STORE: store view or language you have selected
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS: products that you have recently viewed
WISHLIST: encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist
WISHLIST_CNT: number of items in your Wishlist