Awning Ace Limited have kept to a minimum the number and type of cookies used throughout our website, with only two shop critical instances:
PHPSESSID (Contains a PHP "session ID", expires when the browser is closed)
Session (Contains a PHP "session ID", can also contain an email address and encrypted password, expires after one year)
The "PHPSESSID" cookie is required so that our website can keep track of your progress through the site. Without it, every page would be treated as the first visit to the site, and anything added to the shopping basket would be instantly forgotten. Online shopping would, therefore, be impossible.
The "session" cookie is intended for our customer's convenience; we generate this cookie with a copy of the initial session ID so that you can be recognised as "returning" and the contents of your shopping basket will still be available. If, however, you choose to sign in with an email address and password, your login details are saved. This helps by keeping you logged in when returning (your password is, of course, encrypted). When you sign out from our website, your login details are removed from the cookie.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files containing letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other devices such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as 'Session Cookies') or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as 'Persistent Cookies').
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.
The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services and do not collect personal information. Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third-party cookies.
Which third-party cookies does Awning Ace use on our website?
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our site. We do this to make sure it meets users' needs and to understand how we could make improvements. Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store personal information within these cookies that could be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
We also use Comodo Cookies to secure and encrypt our web data. Comodo Inc. is recognised as one of the worlds most secure SSL certificate issuing companies. You may have noticed our website has a green browser bar with a padlock and HTTPS address. This secure website ensures you as a user of our site against data theft by encrypting all data submitted to us either using a contact form or placing an order. Comodo cookies are an essential part of this process.
When do these cookies expire?
Except for essential cookies, most of the cookies on www.awningace.com expire at the end of your current session on our website. However, some of our cookies have an extended lifespan which ranges from 1 day to 2 years.
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?
Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.