Cookie Policy

This notice sets out the cookies used on our website and explains why they are implemented. It is intended to leave users in an informed position to consent to the use of cookies during their experience of our site. Throughout this notice, “we”, “us” and “our” means PM Antiques & Collectables and “you”, “your” and “user” means the individual whom the information relates.

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server (a device where one or more websites are stored) to a web browser, and stored by the web browser. The text file is then sent back to the web server each time the web browser requests a page from the web server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser and provide enhanced user experiences for visitors to a website. Please refer to your browser’s ‘help’ section for guidance on how to delete cookies you may wish to remove from your computer or device. You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Our website is hosted via Thunderbolt Digital Limited. A WordPress open source CMS (Content Management System) has been developed by the firm and the data is stored on their Linode server. Information that you provide on our website is therefore shared with Thunderbolt Digital Limited, who are committed to making sure that personally identifiable information is kept secure. We have a data processing agreement in place with Thunderbolt Digital Limited and their privacy policy can be found at www.wearethunderbolt.com/privacy-policy.

When you browse our website, we automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to learn about your browser and operating system, and to allow us to analyse our web traffic to make improvements to the site.

We use cookies for different purposes. The cookies used on this website have been sorted based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. The ICC UK recognises that there will be cookies that do not fit into the categories that have been set out, and likewise, there may be cookies that fit into more than one of the categories in the guide.

  • Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
  • Category 2: Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
  • Category 3: Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. Functionality cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
  • Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission and they remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Category 4 cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Targeting and advertising cookies are not currently deployed on our website.

We use Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction on our website. GA generates anonymous statistical information about a website’s use via the cookies stored on a users’ computer or device. This allows us to determine the number of users visiting our site, and to gain an insight on how those users are using our site. GA also records data such as geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, though none of this information personally identifies a user to us. Generated information relating to our website is used to create reports – though Google will store and regulate this data. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The table below shows the types of cookies we use on our site as well as their purpose and the period for which they are active.

Name of cookie

Purpose

Period

 Wordpress_[hash]

 Category 1 – Stores user authentication details.

Session

 Wordpress_logged_in_[hash]

 Category 1 – Discovers which user is logged in and determines their access based on this.

Session

 Woocommerce_cart_hash

 Woocommerce_items_in_cart

store_notice

 Category 1 – Contains information about the user’s cart.

 Persistent

 Wp_woocommerce_session_

 Category 1 – Associates the cart with user in the WordPress session.

 Persistent

 Viewed_cookie_policy

 Category 1 – Checks if user has accepted cookie policy banner. Persistent

 Google Analytics

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 Category 2 – Monitors user activities.Various
 Wp-settings-(time)-[UID] Category 3 – Determines the customisation of site controls set by the user. Mainly refers to admin area.Session

We use cookies to enable our online live chat communication provided by Click4Assistance. Information about the types of cookies used and the data stored and processed by Click4Assistance can be found via their website.

By using this site, you permit us to place the above cookies on your device. The cookies will be implemented automatically during your user experience.

Plugins and extensions are installed on our website to help enrich user experience. These may use additional cookies, to, for example, monitor how successful the respective plugin or extension is, or further count the number of times a plugin or extension is used. The providers can then measure the effectiveness of their solutions and make changes to improve their products. We use the following plugins and extensions within our site:

Name of pluginPurpose
 Agni Helena (core plugin) To set the theme of the website.
 Autoptimize  To compress html, css and javascript and caches pages to improve user experience.
 Category Order & Taxonomy Terms Order  To order categories and all custom taxonomies trms and child terms using a drag and drop JavaScript capability.
 Classic Editor  To prevent WordPress new Gutenberg editor.
 Contact Form 7  To build forms that submit to specific email addresses.
 Duplicate Post To allow the administrator to duplicate posts.
 GDPR Cookie Consent To generate site’s cookie banner.
 Import from eBay to WooCommerce To import products and store categories from eBay to WooCommerce. The plugin uses official API’s provided by eBay are used to pull and push data.
 iThemes Security To monitor core file changes and malicious activity.
 Mailchimp for WordPress To handle mailing lists. The plugin requires an official Mailchimp API key.
 Manage WP – Worker To update the site and plugins remotely.
 Post Types Order To allow posts to be reordered by drag and drop interface.
 Redirection To add in any ‘301’ redirects to improve search rankings.
 Slider Revolution To create the carousel used on the website’s home page.
 TB WooCommerce Advanced Shipping To add further features to advanced shipping. A Thunderbolt Digital Limited customised plugin.
 WooCommerce To manage ecommerce.
 WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout gateway (extension)  To allow PayPal to be used as a payment method for WooCommerce. The plugin requires an official PayPal API key.
 WP Mail SMTP To reconfigure how mail is sent from the site and allow custom SMTP server to be used.
 WP Super Cache  To cache assets for faster page loading.
 WP-Lister Pro for eBay  To integrate WooCommerce shop with eBay store and manage product/listings using WordPress. The plugin uses official API’s provided by eBay are used to pull and push data.
 WP Bakery Page Builder To build page layouts.
 Yoast SEO To optimise the website for SEO (search engine optimisation)
 User Activity Log To monitor user activity on the site.
 WooCommerce Google Analytics  Integration To allow Google Analytics tracking code to be inserted into WooCommerce store pages.
 EWWW Image Optimizer To reduce file sizes for images within WordPress.
 Smash Balloon Instagram Feed To display Instagram feed on the website.
 WP Comment Policy Checkbox To add a checkbox and custom text to the comment forms so that the user can be informed and give consent to the website’s privacy policy.


To operate our business efficiently, we use third-parties including; service providers, websites, applications and social media platforms. We are not responsible for the cookies, content, security or privacy practices employed by other websites and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to it’s internet policies and practices.

Changes

We may update this policy from time to time without notice to you in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

This notice was last updated on 26th August 2020.

Contact

For more information about our usage of cookies or if you have any comments, please contact PM Antiques & Collectables at phil@pm-antiques.co.uk.