Cookie Policy

How does Crystal and Glass Beads use Cookies on our Website?

Our website and online services, along with most other websites, use cookies and similar technologies. For the purpose of this policy, ‘cookies’ and ‘similar technologies’ will be referred to collectively as ‘cookies’.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing pieces of information that websites can store on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around the website and (where appropriate) allow us to continually improve the website and make it more efficient to use on future visits.

 

We use two types of cookies on this website:

1. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your machine only for as long as you are on the website and are deleted after each visit.

2. Persistent cookies remain on your machine until expiry or deletion (many of these have automatic deletion dates). Persistent cookies may store your personal preferences. They may also be used to record activity you may have previously completed, such as an online survey, so that you are not asked to complete the survey every time you use the site.

 

What sort of cookies Crystal and Glass Beads Use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to Three different functions:


1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member only pages. If a member opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content available.


2. Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.


3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as the latest version of a product that you saw.
We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

 

 

Does anyone else use cookies on Our websites?

We use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the three categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic, Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media buttons to enable you to like our content or share it with others. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

 

 

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.

The first time you accessed our website you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below on “How to Manage Cookies”.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly

 

How we use cookies on our website

Cookie Name Purpose/Explanation Type

PHPSESSID

PHP Session Cookie - used to store data for the user's session (until the browser is closed). This includes important information the website needs to store in order to operate at full functionality.

First party - integral to site operation

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Google Analytics cookies for anonymously tracking visitor data and profiles http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Third party - useful for making user specific improvements to the website

datr, locale, lsd, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref

Used by Facebook to allow use of the Facebook widget on the left hand side of the site, and Facebook Like buttons http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Third party - to provide further functionality

guest_id, k, external_referer, js

Used by Twitter to allow use of the social networking "Tweet" button http://twitter.com/privacy

Third party - to provide further functionality

APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, docsperf, BEAT, ULS

Used by Google (+1) to allow use of the social networking "+1" button

Third party - to provide further functionality

__atuvc, bt, di, loc, psc, uid, uit, uvc,

Used by the service "AddThis" to provide the social share widget at the bottom of the page http://www.addthis.com/privacy

Third party - to provide further functionality

__cfduid

Used For Globalsign Security Seal by Cloudflare.. The __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.

This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and can't be turned off.

First party - integral to site operation

bb2_screener

This cookie is solely used for the security of the website and is not used for marketing purposes. The cookie, which expires at the end of your browser session, records your IP address and the time of your most recent visit. It is used to determine whether a request comes from a spammer who is rotating through different IP addresses. If you opt out of this site's cookie, then this site is unlikely to work properly.

First party - integral to site operation

GAPS, NID, PREF

This cookie is used by Google to track usage of their products and services.

Third party - to provide further functionality

 

 

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.


How to manage cookies

As we explain in our Cookie Policy, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.
If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website do not work. For example, you will not be able to logging in or add items to the shopping basket.

 

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser:

Google Chrome

  1. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  4. In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
  5. To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  6. To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
  7. Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647


Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
  2. In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
  3. To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  4. To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  5. Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.Microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies


Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  2. Select the Privacy panel
  3. To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  4. To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  5. Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies


Opera

  1. Click on 'Setting’ at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
  2. Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  3. To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  4. To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
  5. Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera: www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/.


Safari on OSX

  1. Click on 'Safari'  at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security'
  3. To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
  4. To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  5. Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
  6. All other browsers
  7. Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

More information on Cookies: Cookies FAQ's