The term "cookies" refers to a file created, and stored, when someone visits a website. It is then used to identify that person whenever they spend time on the site. Any sensitive data, such as passwords, is always saved as a token, which means that it cannot be read but simply used within that site. Cookies improve the browsing experience by allowing the visitor to remain signed in, remembering their preferences, and saving the products they add to their shopping basket.
What Are Cookies Used For?
Cookies are stored on the web browser and are used to streamline the web experience. In the absence of cookies, the visitor would have to re-login after leaving a website or would have to rebuild their shopping cart every time something was added to it. They also wouldn't get a personal experience from sites they visit regularly.
Cookies are intended to be used for:
What should I know as a website owner?
How do I set up Cookies on my website?
Bluepark has taken care of adding the necessary cookies you need for your website to function as an online shop. These are known as first-party cookies and are outlined below. Any other cookies, known as third-party cookies, will be added automatically as and when you connect your site with external platforms. For instance, if you connect your site to Google Analytics, Google will add the cookies it needs in order to collect and send the data it needs.
First-party cookies on all Bluepark sites
If you're unsure of which third-party cookies you're using on your website, you can generally find out within a web browser. Google Chrome is the best for this because it shows them all in one manageable place. Simply go to your website on Chrome, click on the Padlock at the left of the address bar and click on Cookies. You will see the first-party cookies under your website address and all others will be third-party cookies.
How do I add the Cookies button?
The cookie consent button can be added to your site simply by ticking the Display Cookie Banner option in General / Settings > Settings > Website.
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