1.  Introduction

1.1  Our website uses cookies.

1.2  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2.  Credit

2.1  This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

3.  About cookies

3.1  A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

3.2  Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

3.3  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3.4  Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

4.  Our cookies

4.1  We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

4.2  The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

has_js

End of session

Determines whether or not JavaScript is enabled so that Drupal can more efficiently perform operations to enhance the user experience.

DrupalModuleFilter 7 days Used only for administration user accounts to administer the website module list and to personalise the website module lists for administrator. The cookie is used to store the previous filter criteria on modules list page.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight 12 months Used for handling the navigation of tabbed pages and forms.
DRUPAL_UID 1 month Used for logged-in registered site users to ensure that the user does not receive a cached page.
SESS[Unique ID] 23 days Used to identify user sessions and for handling application forms and remembering users’ preferences.
timezone End of session Used to record registered site users' time zone preferences.
ctools-collapsible-state End of session Used for rendering a collapsible div whose state will be remembered.
fpa_module_match End of session Used for handling permission to menu tabs.
fpa_filter End of session Used for handling permission to menu tabs.
cookie-agreed 3 months Used to record users' cookie selection. It is set when the user clicks on the "OK, I agree" button on the "Cookies Pop-up banner" or when the user, after viewing the "Cookies Pop-up banner", proceeds to use the website by clicking any link on the website.

5.  Analytics cookies

5.1  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

5.2  Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

5.3  The analytics cookies used by our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

1 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.

__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

5.4  Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

5.5  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

6.  Blocking cookies

6.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)    in Internet Explorer you can block cookies by clicking on the "Tools" button. Next, click "Internet Options" and select the "Privacy" tab. Under "Settings", select "Advanced" and then select your desired Cookie preferences.  Then click "OK";

(b)    in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking the menu button and choosing "Options" and then "Privacy". Under "History", select Firefox will "Use custom settings for history" and on the drop-down menu, untick "Accept cookies from sites"; and

(c)    in Chrome you can block all cookies by clicking on the Chrome menu. Select "Settings" and click on "Advanced" at the bottom of the page. In the "Privacy and security" section expand the "Content settings" (by clicking on the arrow). Expand the "Cookies" option and then move the slider(s) to select the preferred Cookies options.

6.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

6.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7.  Deleting cookies

7.1  You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)    in Internet Explorer you can delete cookies, by clicking on the "Tools" button. Next, click "Internet Options" and select the "General" tab. Select the "Delete ..." button and check both "temporary Internet Files" and "Cookies" PLEASE NOTE: Make sure that you uncheck "Preserve Favorites website data" and then click "Delete". 

(b)    in Firefox you can delete cookies by clicking the menu button; then select "History" and "Clear Recent History". Set the "Time range to clear Everything". Click on the arrow next to "Details" to expand the list of history items. Select "Cookies" and make sure that other items you want to keep are not selected; then press the "Delete" button.

(c)    in Chrome, you can delete all cookies by clicking on the Chrome menu, then select "Settings" and click on "Advanced" at the bottom of the page. In the "Privacy and Security" section expand the "Clear browsing data" (by clicking on the arrow). Select the "Cookies and other site data" and click on "Clear browsing data". PLEASE NOTE: This action will sign you out of most websites. 

7.2  Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

8.  Our details

8.1  This website is owned and operated by Artistic Woodcarvers and Turners (Pty) Ltd.

8.2  We operate in South Africa, and our address is P.O.Box 32691, Mobeni, 4060, Durban.

8.3  You can contact us:

(a)    by post, using the address (given above); or

(b)    using our website contact form (http://www.artistic.co.za/contact);

9.  Changes to our Cookie Policy

9.1  Any changes we may make to our Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you.