Cookies Policy

Last Update: May 2018

1. Intro

This Cookies Policy explains how CHAMPAIGNS ECOMMERCE LTD use cookies and similar technologies. Whenever you use Champaign’s website, apps, advertising services or other technologies, information may be collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies. Champaigns eCommerce LTD is committed to protecting the personal information collected when you use our Services. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device, e.g. the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a subscriber to our Newsletter, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our Services to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyze your use of our Services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

What are the different types of cookies?
  • Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
  • Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session. The fixed period of time is typically 30-90 days for targeting or behavioral advertising cookies and may be up to 26 months for analytical performance and measurement cookies;
  • First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting; and
  • Third party cookies are cookies used within our Services which are set by other organizations. These include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements.
3. How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognize your computer when you visit the website
  • to track you as you navigate the website, and to enable the use of any e-commerce facilities
  • to improve the website’s usability
  • to analyze the use of the website
  • in the administration of the website
  • to personalize the website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
4. How does Champaigns use cookies?

Champaigns uses the following types of cookies:

  • Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies;
  • Targeting and Behavioral Advertising Cookies.

Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies

We use these cookies to measure users’ behavior to better develop our Services. By using analytics services provided by third parties such as Google Analytics, we can analyze and measure which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to provide more content which is of interest. We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell advertising.

Name Provider Type Purpose Expiration time
_ga Champaigns.co.uk HTTP Is used to identify unique users and it expires after 2 years. 2 years
_gat Champaigns.co.uk HTTP Is used to throttle the request rate. session
_gid Champaigns.co.uk HTTP Is used to distinguish users. session
collect Google-analytics.com Pixel Is used by Google Analytics to record data about the device used by the user. session

Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies

We use these cookies to measure general user behavior across our sites and third party sites to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests.

Name Provider Type Purpose Expiration time
fr Facebook.com HTTP Is used by Facebook in the process of ad delivery, like real time bidding. 3 months
tr Facebook.com pixel - session
ads/ga-audiences Google.com pixel Used by Google Ads for remarketing purposes. session
7. Blocking and deleting cookies

In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site.

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. Some internet browsers have a ‘Do Not Track or ‘DNT’ setting; this sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing. The following links may be helpful:

If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please email: dpo@@champaigns.co.uk.