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Cookie Policy

What’s a cookie?

•A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive if you agree to this and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. 

•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. 

We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

•We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

•Cookies are either: 

– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

– Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Statcounter. 

•Cookies can also be categorised as follows: 

– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

– First and third party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.

We use third party cookies on our website and these are set out in the table below.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Necessary (4)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
Consent (x2) play.google.com

YouTube.com

Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website 2 years HTTP Cookie
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary thehappinesscouch.com Determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box. 1 year HTTP Cookie
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary thehappinesscouch.com Determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box. 1 year HTTP Cookie
Statistics (6)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting informations anonymously. 

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
is_unique Statcounter.com This cookie is used to identify the frequency of visits and how long the visitor is on the website 5 years HTTP Cookie
sc_is_visitor_unique Statcounter.com This cookie is used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors – this is done by assigning the visitor a random ID, so the visitors does not get registered twice. 2 years  HTTP Cookie
statcounter_bounce Thehappinesscouch.com Determines if a user leaves the website straight away. This information is used for internal statistics and analytics by the website operator. Session HTML Local Storage
statcounter_config Statcounter.com Used to assess user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been visited or the frequency of visits. Session HTML Local Storage
statcounter_session statcounter.com Collects statistics on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read. Session HTML Local Storage
t.php c.statcounter.com Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator. Session Pixel Tracker
Marketing (15)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual suer and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
Csm:adb read.amazon.co.uk Collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimise the relevance of advertisement on the website. Persistent HTML Local Storage
CSM_previousURL read.amazon.co.uk Collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimise the relevance of advertisement on the website. Session HTML Local Storage
Csm-bf read.amazon.co.uk Collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimise the relevance of advertisement on the website. Persistent HTML Local Storage
Csm-hit read.amazon.co.uk Determines which products the user has viewed, allowing the website to promote related products. Persistent HTML Local Storage
csmtid read.amazon.co.uk Collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimise the relevance of advertisement on the website. Session HTML Local Storage
sc_medium_source statcounter.com Determines how the user accessed the website. This information is used by the website operator in order to measure the efficiency of their marketing. Persistent HTML Local Storage
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube.com Tries to estimate the users bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days HTML Local Storage
YSC YouTube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session HTML Local Storage
Ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent HTML Local Storage
Yt-remote-cast-installed YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML Local Storage
Yt-remote-connected-devices YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent HTML Local Storage
Yt-remote-devices-id YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent HTML Local Storage
Yt-remote-fast-check-period YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML Local Storage
Yt-remote-session app YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML Local Storage
Yt-remote-session-name YouTube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML Local Storage
Unclassified (4)

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
4VTJM2VF16TA2BZHW59R read.amazon.co.uk Unclassified Session HTML Local Storage
Csa-ctoken-# read.amazon.co.uk Unclassified Persistent HTML Local Storage
KindlePlayer read.amazon.co.uk Unclassified Persistent HTML Local Storage
RQHSYAKQRKQERP74BAB4 read.amazon.co.uk Unclassified Session HTML Local Storage

You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by CLICKING ON THE REJECT COOKIE ICON. Please refresh your page to ensure that the new settings have taken effect.

You can also control your cookie settings through your web browser.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 5 years, see table above more detail.

If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, feel free to email us at cookie@thehappinesscouch.com