What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that contain small bits of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit the Proline Equine website. They are useful as they allow us to recognise the device you used to access our site.

What are cookies used for?

Most websites nowadays use cookies. The main purposes for which they are used are:

1. For technical purposes essential in the effective operation of our site.

2. To enable us to collect information about your browsing behaviour and shopping habits.

Here are a couple of examples of how cookies are used on our website:

1. For you: when you’re on the Proline Equine site, they enable you to navigate between pages efficiently; they keep track of what you have in your basket and allow you to pay for your order. They also remember you on subsequent visits.

2. For us: we use the encrypted data that we gather from them to improve your experience of the site.

Why are you telling me about cookies?

In May 2011 new laws came in to force that affect most websites. If cookies are used, the law now requires certain information to be provided to all the site’s visitors and that, in turn, the visitor gives his or her consent to the placing of the cookies on the device that they use to access a website.

What is Proline Equine’s policy about cookies?

In order to get the most use out of shopping with us, your computer, mobile or device that you use needs to accept cookies.

Will cookies do anything harmful to me or my computer?

Cookies can’t do any harm to your computer or any of the devices that you use to access our site. We don’t store any information that would enable us to identify you personally, such as the credit card you use to pay for your order.

Who sets the cookies?

Proline Equine sets the cookies that are stored on your computer, mobile or other device that you use when you access our site. We also allow some third parties to set cookies. Details about our cookies and these third party cookies are given below.

What cookies are used on the Proline Equine website?

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can see what is used.

Cookie NameDurationPurposeType
br_lgv_statSessionUsed to set the Grid / List view preference when viewing productsEssential
cookie_notice_seenSessionUsed to determine if you have accepted the cookie bannerEssential
_gaSingle UseThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.Analytics
_gidSingle UseThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.Analytics
_gatSingle UseThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.Analytics
s_smartpush60 DaysThis cookie is set by Litespeed Server and allows the server to store settings to help improve performance of the site.Essential
wordpress_logged_in_{hash}SessionRemember User session. WordPress sets the after login wordpress_logged_in_{hash} cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.Essential
wordpres_test_cookieSessionTest if cookie can be set. WordPress also sets wordpress_test_cookie cookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.Essential
wp-settings-time-{user}1 yearTime at which wp-settings-{user} was setEssential
wp-saving-post1 dayAuto-saving cookie: wp-saving-post is a WordPress cookie created when auto-saving a post in the editor. Used to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the data.Essential
wp-postpass_{hash}10 daysUsed to maintain session if a post is password protectedEssential
woocommerce_cart_hashsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.Essential
woocommerce_items_in_cartsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.Essential
wp_woocommerce_session_2 daysContains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.Essential
woocommerce_recently_viewedsessionPowers the Recent Viewed Products widget.Essential
store_notice[notice id]sessionAllows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.Essential
__stripe_midsessionStripe is used to make credit card payments in our application. Stripe uses this cookie to remember who you are and process payments without storing any credit card information on our servers.Essential
__stripe_sidsessionStripe is used to make credit card payments in our application. Stripe uses this cookie to remember who you are and process payments without storing any credit card information on our servers.Essential
__stripe-js-v3-features__sessionStripe is used to make credit card payments in our application. Stripe uses this cookie to remember who you are and process payments without storing any credit card information on our servers.Essential

Can I disable cookies?

Yes you can disable cookies. See below for more information about how to do this and the consequences.

How do I disable cookies?

If you do actually want to disable cookies, you will need to your browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

–        Choose the menu “Tools” then “Internet Options”

–        Click on the “Privacy” tab

–        Select the setting the appropriate setting.

For Google Chrome:

–        Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar

–        Select “Settings”

–        Click “Show advanced settings”

–        In the “Privacy” section, click the “Content settings” button

–        In the “Cookies” section, click “All cookies and site data” to open the “Cookies and Other Data” dialogue box

–        To delete all cookies, click “Remove all” at the top of the dialogue

–        To delete a specific cookie, hover over the name of the site that created the cookie, then click the “X” that appears on the right-hand corner

For Safari:

–        Click on the “Safari” menu and choose “Preferences”

–        Click on “Privacy”

–        Click the “Details…” button

–        Select the website whose cookie you wish to delete and click the “Remove” button

For Microsoft Edge

–        Open Microsoft Edge

–        Click on the More Actions button on the toolbar and select Settings

–        Under Cookies section, select to either Don’t block cookies (default), Block only third party cookies

–        Restart Edge

For Mozilla Firefox:

–        Choose the menu “Tools” then “Options”

–        Click on the icon “Privacy”

–        You will see text that says “Firefox will:”. Set it to “Use custom settings for history”.

–        Click on the “Show Cookies” button.

–        If you want to remove a cookie for a specific website, enter that site’s name in the search field. Firefox will filter the list accordingly. Click “Remove Cookie”.

–        If you do want to remove all cookies, click the top of your Firefox window and click on the Firefox button. Click the History menu and choose “Clear Recent History…”. Select “Everything” for the “Time Range to Clear” option. Click the downward pointing arrow located next to “Details”. This will open a list. Click “Cookies” and check to ensure all the other items in the list are unselected. Click on the “Clear now” button. Close your “Clear Recent History” window.

For Opera 6.0 and above:

–        Click “Settings” at the top of your Opera browser

–        Click “Preferences” and select “Advanced”

–        In the “Advanced” screen, select “Cookies”

–        On this screen you can choose to (1) accept all cookies (this is the default setting), (2) accept cookies only from sites that you visit, and (3) never accept cookies.

What will happen if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable. In general, you’ll find that our site won’t operate as you expect it to. For example:

–        You will not be able to add products to your basket

–        You will not be able to checkout