Cookies ... With chocolate chips or vanilla cream?

Not so fast. These cookies are the online kind that allow us to show the most relevant and interesting content to visitors on our website.

Based on what our visitors are interested in, and what they are looking for, we can show them the best content. Our cookies (whether online or home-baked) are only shared with others in our office. Third parties and other outsiders get nothing. Although we look at what might interest our visitors, the cookie data remains completely anonymous.

So they really don't contain chocolate chips?

No, they really are chocolate-free, but are made up of the tiny snippets of text that most web pages store on their viewers' devices.

How these get stored is under the complete control of the user, who may restrict or block the use of cookies through the internet browser on their device. Online cookies - in contrast to real ones – can be refused even after you have agreed to them first.

But I love chocolate. Why should I accept yours?

Cookies are especially important because they provide you with user-friendly online services. The most important elements in online shopping (for example, your shopping cart, the payment or the shipping of a delivery order) are heavily reliant on such cookies.

Unlike edible ones, online cookies make the technical exchange between the user and the website much faster. With their help, a website can remember what elements a user liked more, and what was liked less

This saves time and makes surfing and shopping online a much more pleasant experience. So what applies in real life is also true on the internet: cookies make everything much more enjoyable.

Most websites use cookies because they provide a simple and uncomplicated way for users to be directed to the newest and most interesting content according to their preferences.

With the help of cookies, our website colleagues can determine how well our web content is delivered to you, the visitor, which ads the user might be interested in, and above all, what site improvements can be made to give you an even better experience.

Cookies overview

Our aim is to keep you informed about the types of cookies we use on our site. This is an overview of all the types of cookies we use and their purposes on www.hoorayheroes.co.uk.

Necessary cookies

Cookie name Content Cookie duration Publisher
hoorayheroes_co_uk_session Website session data 7 days HOORAY STUDIOS, Ltd.
XSRF-TOKEN Website cart data 7 days HOORAY STUDIOS, Ltd.

Marketing cookies

Cookie name Content Cookie duration Publisher
_hjIncludedInSample Tracking how you use our website so that we can make improvements 1 year HotJar
_hjMinimizedPolls Tracking how you use our website so that we can make improvements 1 year HotJar
_vwo_uuid_v2 Tracking the User experience 24 hours Visual Website Optimiser
Datr This cookie monitors your Facebook account for suspicious behaviour such as failed login attempts or attempts to create spam accounts 6 months Facebook
xs This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 18 months Facebook
presence This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 3 months Facebook
c_user This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 3 months Facebook
sb This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 1 year Facebook
fr This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 3 months Facebook
dpr This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 24 hours Facebook
wd This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook 24 hours Facebook
act This cookie tracks how you use our website for Facebook session Facebook
_auth Tracking how you use the website for pinterest.com 1 year Pinterest.com
_b Tracking how you use the website for pinterest.com 10 years Pinterest.com
_pinterest_cm Tracking how you use the website for pinterest.com 6 months Pinterest.com
_pinterest_pfob Tracking how you use the website for pinterest.com 6 months Pinterest.com
_pinterest_sess Tracking how you use the website for pinterest.com 1 year Pinterest.com

Cookies for functionality

Cookie name Content Cookie duration Publisher
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years Google
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months Google
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years Google
_gat Used to throttle the request rate 1 minute Google
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours Google
_cfduid This cookie helps us show you pop-ups on the webpage 24 hours usefomo.com
_cfduid This cookie helps us speedup the website 24 hours pingdom.net
CONSENT This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
SAPISID This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
SID This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
APISID This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
_ga This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
HSID This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
LOGIN_INFO This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
YSC This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
PREF This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
SSID This cookie helps youtube track how you watch videos that we have embedded on our website 2 years youtube.com
Criteo Gathers data on comparison tables and results pages to make recommendations via advertising when browsing other websites, and to identify you across multiple devices 6 months criteo.com/privacy

Now that you read all about our website cookies we’re sure you’re craving a real one. We are. Milk, anyone?