This cookies policy describes the way in which the Site stores or accesses information on the device that you use in order to access the Site.
By using the Site, you are providing your consent to Clintons storing and using cookies and web beacons in accordance with this cookies policy. However, you can adjust the settings on the browser you use to view the Site to remove or limit the types of cookies that it accepts. More information about this is set out in the section ‘Managing Cookies’ below.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile or another device that you are using to access that website, so that the website can remember and identify it. They contain anonymous information and will typically include the name of the domain from which the cookie has come; the "lifetime" of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For example they enable a website to identify that when you move from one page to another you are not a new user and so do not need to log on again.
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website itself (‘first party cookies’) or by other websites that provide content (such as advertising) for the website that you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our Site, and to personalise our Site for you.
Some cookies used on the Site are temporary and remain on your device until you leave the Site, at which point they are deleted. These are often called session cookies. Session cookies are typically used on the Site to allow you to carry information across pages of the Site and avoid having to re-enter information, and to allow you to access stored information whilst you are logged into a user account on the Site.
Other cookies used on the Site remain on your device once you have left the Site (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). These are often called persistent cookies. Persistent cookies are typically used on the Site to help it recognise your device when you return to it, and to help us improve the structure of the Site by compiling anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the Site.
The cookies used by the Site can be grouped into three categories.
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. They allow our web servers to respond to your actions on the Site and whilst browsing it. The Site will not work for you without these cookies.
Analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily, and also to analyse the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Site in order to remember your preferences, and also allow us to provide certain aspects of the Site’s functionality.
Here's a list of the cookies we use on the Site, and what we use them for.
|Cookie Name||Cookie Purpose||Cookie Expiration|
This website uses AddThis, a provider of social plugins services and web analytics services provided by Add This, Inc. ("AddThis").
AddThis will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other website activity and internet services.
AddThis may transfer this information to third parties, if required by law or if third parties process the information on behalf of AddThis. AddThis may also use non-personally identifiable information about your website visits for the purpose of serving you with targeted advertising.
__atuvc : this cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
You can disable the setting of cookies by AddThis by visiting: AddThis Settings.
These are persistent cookies and the time after which they are deleted after you leave the Site ranges from 2 weeks to 3 years.
The __atuvc cookie is a persistent cookie and is deleted 6 hours after you leave the Site.
__utma : This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
__utmb : This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
__utmc : This cookie is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
__utmz : This cookie tracks where visitors have come to the Clintons site, i.e. directly browsing to the site, using a search engine (tracks the search term used, etc.), as well as the geographical location of the visitor. It allows Google Analytics to report on how to "credit" a visit or successful ecommerce transaction.
Additionally there is also a cookie called "F5" which comes from the load balancer, to ensure that the visitor's session is tied to the web server they initially get directed to in the load balancer rotation.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google: Google Privacy Settings.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit Google Opt Out.
__utma is a persistent cookie and is deleted 2 years after you leave the Site.
__utmb is a persistent cookie and is deleted 30 minutes after you leave the Site.
__utmc is a session cookie.
__utmz is a persistent cookie and it expires 6 months from the time of creation.
|frontend||This website uses the Magento eCommerce platform, which sets a cookie to store a session ID. This cookie is necessary for much of the Site functionality.||This is a persistent cookie and is deleted 6 hours after you leave the Site|
|external_no_cache||This is a cookie set by Magento which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.||This is a persistent cookie and is deleted 6 hours after you leave the Site
|personalmerchant||This website uses PredictiveIntent, which sets a cookie for the purpose of behavioural analysis.||This is a persistent cookie and is deleted 10 years after you leave the Site|
|__cfduid||This cookie is associated with sites using CloudFlare, which is used to speed up page load times. It is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address you are coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.||This is a persistent cookies and is deleted 6 hours after you leave the Site|
|cookie_policy||This cookie is used to obtain information about whether a visitor has previously accepted the Cookies Policy. This cookie has a numeric value.||This is a persistent cookie and it expires 1 week after you leave the Site|
Disabling and Enabling Cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Your browser may have a Help section or some other form of instructions which should explain how to do this. If you are using a smartphone, then the manufacturer should have instructions on its website explaining how to do this (for example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector).
Useful guidelines on how to do this for a number of popular computer browsers can be found at Ico.org: Cookie Guidelines.
Please note that if you do disable any cookies, this will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.