The Cotton Bunting Company
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Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that websites place on users' computers to make the website faster and easier for you; they allow us to make your shopping basket work properly, and they help you move from one part of the paperlanterncompany.co.uk website to another easily.
Cookies do not contain any personal or private information, and they can't read information saved on your drive. They are not computer programmes so they cannot harm your computer, or be used to spread viruses, or to get a user's email address or private information.
Without using cookies our website will not function properly and you will not be able to order online.

Managing Cookies
You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to 'Tools | Internet Options | Privacy' and selecting to block cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place an online order with The Paper Lantern Company and will need to 'phone us to order. Please note that cookies are computer specific, so if you log on to a site from a different computer, the cookie settings on that computer will apply.

For further information about managing and disabling cookies on your computer see www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

What Our Cookies Do
The cookies we use fall into 3 groups:

Functionality Cookies enable you to buy products on our website. They allow you to browse, order, pay for items, and make the check-out process easy. For example we have a cookie that saves your shopping basket for 2 hours - if you leave the ordering process and return to finish it an hour later, the cookie will ensure the contents of your basket are still there to save you having to re-enter them.

Analytics Cookies measure and analyse how customers use our website. They track visitor numbers and things like the number of pages visited and the order visited, and time spent. We use this information to improve the experience for all customers.
Marketing Cookies identify how you find and/or reach our website. This helps us gauge the relevance and effectiveness of our marketing.

If you're especially curious, you can look in the table below to see the specific names of the different cookies we use.

Cookies We Use

Cookie NameCookie UseProviderDuration
ACTINIC_BUSINESSProduct PurchasePaper Lantern CompanySession Only
ACTINIC_CARTControls the shopping basketPaper Lantern Company2 Hours
CART_CONTENT Stores the basket value and item count for the shopping cart summary Paper Lantern Company2 Hours
LAST_SECTION_URL Used by 'Back' link to return the visitor to the correct Section Page. Allows you to move smoothly around the site Paper Lantern CompanySession Only
ACTINIC_REFERRER Product PurchasePaper Lantern CompanySession Only
__utma A cookie for Google Analytics which identifies each user's amount of visits, as well as the time of the first, previous and current visit.Google2 Years
_ga, __gat A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.Google2 Years, 10 minutes
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, DSID Various unique identifiers, which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.Google2 hours
Datr, c_user, fr Facebook tracking cookies.Facebook2 years, 1 month, 3 months