How we use cookies

Our website uses cookies 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 also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree (please read the information on how to control and manage cookies on your device below). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device or computer's hard drive.

We use the following types of cookies on the NSPCC Publications shop:

  • 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 or performance cookies. These 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.

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

Strictly necessary cookies 

Cookie Title Cookie Name Purpose More information
- _secure_session_id To maintain the session between pages in the checkout process.
- _storefront_digest If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
- cart Stores information about the contents of your cart.
- _secure_admin_session_id Used in connection with navigation through a storefront
- _secure_admin_session_id_csrf As above
Shopify _cart_sig Used in connection with checkout.
Shopify cart_ver
Shopify secure_customer_sig Used in connection with customer login
Shopify _ab Used in connection with access to admin
Cloudflare __cfduid Used to speed up page load times

Analytics and Performance cookies 

Cookie Title Cookie Name Purpose More information
Shopify _session_id Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referal, landing page, etc).
Shopify _shopify_visit Used by our website provider's internal stats tracker to record the number of visits.
Shopify _shopify_uniq Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
Shopify PREF Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where.
Google Analytics _gid, _gat, _ga

We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience.

User data is all anonymous

Google Analytics privacy policy 

These are third party cookies (see below)
Shopify _shopify_sa_p, _shopify_sa_t Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
Shopify _shopify_s, _shopify_y, _y, _s, _shopify_fs Shopify analytics
Shopify _landing_page, _orig_referrer Track landing pages

Third Party Cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies and these named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies.

We use the following third-party cookies:

  • Cloudflare
  • Google Analytics
  • Shopify

Controlling cookies generally

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.



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