Cookie Policy

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer when you visit them.

Cookies let you store preferences and user names, register products and services, and personalise pages.

Cookies have many possible uses and generally cookies are beneficial for your website experience and can make your interaction with the sites you use more smooth and efficient.

 

OUR COOKIE POLICY:

In order to make full use of Santini SMS's on-line catalogue and certain personalised features of the website your computer or other internet enabled device will need to accept the use of cookies, these are integral to the overall functionality and usability of the website.

If you would prefer not to allow cookies for the Santini SMS website then this can be achieved through your web browser settings. To find out more information about cookies, including how to block, manage and delete them, and to see what cookies have been set visit www.aboutcookies.org.uk.

 

HOW WE USE COOKIES

Our website uses 16 cookies. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and to improve our website. We are required by law to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies that we use and if this page does not answer all of your queries you should contact us.

Our cookies do not store information which could be used to identify you personally, such as your contact details. We use the following cookies:

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

 

Analytical/Performance Cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

 

Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

 

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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

 

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

 

Cookie Name

Purpose

 

vscommerce

A session identifier cookie that disappears after the browser is closed. This is a unique ID that references the database entry holding information such as the basket contents, logged in status and other information.

VSReferrer

An identifier that stores that website that referred you

VSCurrency

An identifier that references the currency the prices are displayed in.

VSVatPrices

An identifier that references if prices are shown inclusive or exclusive of VAT.

VSCategoryGroup

An identifier that references the last top level category visited.

VSCourierID

An identifier that references the courier the customer has selected.

VSCountryID

An identifier that references the country the customer has selected.

VSWishlistId

An identifier that references the database entry holding the visitors wishlist on the website when they are not logged in.

VSWishlistToken

An identifier that references the database entry holding the visitors wishlist on the website when they are not logged in.

affiliate_source

Details of which Affiliate scheme referred the visitor to the website - such as Webgains or Affiliate Window.

vs_login

Secure login token if the visitor selected for the website to remember them.

vsaffid

The identifier of the affiliate customer that referred the visitor to the website through the Visualsoft Affiliates module.

Google Analytics

Non-personal information used to track a visitors route through the website. This is used to find at which point customers have abandoned the checkout process and is used to improve the website. You can read more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics uses on its information page

VSMultisiteIPRedirected

An identifier that flags if we have automatically redirected the visitor to a more appropriate version of the site depending on their location.

locale_prefix

An identifier used to keep a visitor on a specific version of the website.

vsa

An anonmyous identifier used for VSAnalytics - a tool to analyse the health of the Visualsoft platform. This is not linked to any personal information.

 

3RD PARTY COOKIES

The information set out in "How We Use Cookies" relates to the cookies that we set on our website. In addition to these cookies, our website also uses third party cookies which are set by a domain other than our website.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Our website uses Third Party Cookies from the providers found in the table below, if you require further information about what those cookies are or how they are used, you should contact those providers directly.

3rd Party Name

Additional Information

Facebook

You can choose to share content from our site with others via the social networks listed on the left, and so you may be sent cookies from these websites.

Pinterest

Google Plus

Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

Paid On Results

Affiliate Link Tracking to identify anonymous sales values to correctly pay commission on site traffic

Google

We utilise the online advertising services of the third party companies listed on the left, and each of their sites use may set cookies to help identify which adverts are clicked on/interacted with.

Bing

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