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Cookies Policy

This page describes Black Sheep Brewery’s Cookies Policy, which applies to this website. If you do not accept this cookies policy, please do not use this website.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a small amount of data specific to a particular user and website and can be accessed either by the server upon which a website is hosted or by the users internet browser.

What cookies does this website use?

Site visitation cookies

To monitor website traffic and content usage behaviour we employ Google Analytics to (anonymously) compile site visitation statistics. Google Analytics sets the following four cookies which are all used to collect information about how visitors arrived at this website, how they use the website and it’s content and how they leave the site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The data collected is in an anonymous form. No personal information is collected or stored either by the Google Analytics system or the cookies that it sets.

Cookie nameExpires
_utmaAfter two years.
_utmbAfter 30 minutes
_utmcWhen the browsing session ends.
_utmzAfter six months.

For more information on the data that Google collects you should visit the Google Privacy Policy page (Note, this applies to all of Google services, not just Google Analytics).

In order to opt out of this, you can install this browser extension: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Backend and ecommerce cookies

This website is based on the popular WordPress content management system and WooCommerce shopping plugin. These systems handles all of this website’s backend functionality, ecommerce transactions and user registration / login. Therefore, WordPress users that have been granted a login account for this website and online shopping customers will also have the following cookies created and set on their web browser.

{hash} indicates a value that has been encrypted using an MD5 hash.
{userID} indicates a unique system identification number assigned to all user account and customer account holders of this website.

Cookie namePurposeExpires
wordpress_{hash}Used to store your user account authentication details.When the browsing session ends.
wordpress_logged_in_{hash}Used to indicate to the site when you’re logged in to the WordPress backend, and who you are.When the browsing session ends.
wp-settings-{userID}Used to get your user account profile settings for your user IDAfter one year.
wp-settings-time-{userID}Used to customise your view of the WordPress backend interface.After one year.
wordpress_test_cookieUsed to determine if your browser accepts cookies or not.When the browsing session ends.
woocommerce_cart_hashUsed by WooCommerce to detect changes to the shopping cart.When the browsing session ends.
woocommerce_items_in_cartUsed by WooCommerce to detect changes to the shopping cart.When the browsing session ends.
wp_woocommerce_session_{hash}Used by WooCommerce to find shopping cart data within the website database.After 48 hours.

Other cookies that may be set

In some situations the following cookies may also be set by this website:

Cookie namePurposeExpires
store_noticeOccasionally we may add a site-wide store notice to this website. If you choose to dismiss this notice this cookie will be set so that the site knows to no longer show you the message.When the browsing session ends.
products_per_pageStores your preferred number of products to be displayed per page.24 hours

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