Our cookies policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites place on your hard drive or browser to enable additional features of the website to work. Use of cookies is common practice and many websites use them and most internet browsers automatically accept cookies.

We are providing this information to you as part of our policy to comply with recent changes to the law relating to the use of cookies and other information storage technology operating on websites.

Our Use of cookies at CelebrationsAndToys.co.uk

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features on the Celebrations and Toys website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies fromcelebrationsandtoys.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what 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 your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_utma

This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site

2 years

_utmb

This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site

30 minutes

_utmc

This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser

when you close your browser

_utmz

This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

GDS_successEvents
GDS_analyticsTokens

These cookies help us identify how people use celebrationsandtoys.co.uk so we can make the site better

4 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.

Cookies from YouTube

On some parts of this site, we use or will shortly be using YouTube to provide useful videos. YouTube sets some or all of these cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name

Purpose

Expires

_use_hitbox

This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser

when you close your browser

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Set when viewing a page with Youtube videos on it. It is set by Youtube so they can count the views of embedded Youtube videos on them.

9 months

Managing cookies

If cookies aren't enabled on your computer or device, it will mean that your shopping experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching; you won't be able to add products to your basket and buy them.

To enable cookies

If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

Third-party cookies

When you visit CelebrationsAndToys.co.uk you may notice some cookies that are not related to CelebrationsAndToys.co.uk. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from Google, Facebook or YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).

If you'd like to opt out of cookies, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window).

Please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites.

You will see from the table above that most of the cookies which we use on our website are considered to be strictly necessary for the operation of certain aspects of the website. Therefore, please be aware that if these cookies are disabled we may be unable to provide certain services which you have requested.

Thank you for your time.