The website will work without cookies but if you choose to disable cookies you may lose some features and functionality.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
The EC-GO website will work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Cookies which are strictly necessary to run the sites
These include, for example:
- Cookies that enable you to stay logged in for an entire visit to a site.
- Cookies which enable you to add things to a shopping basket and keep them there until you decide to check out.
Cookies which store your preferences
Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. They allow the site to ‘remember’ you so that your preferences and settings are retained, either through the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
Cookies which help us improve the site
Some cookies help us to see how people are using our sites. These are known as ‘analytics cookies’ or ‘tracking cookies’. They let us know what areas of website content are popular and how people are using the site. This information is anonymous – we don’t collect anything that would identify a user. We use this data to build up a picture of how the site is performing and to inform us where improvements could be made.
We use services such as Google Analytics to help us to analyse how users use the sites. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall, such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, these sites may set a cookie.
Essential Christian’s websites may also carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. These sites may set a cookie. Essential Christian does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. A list of these cookies is included in the table below.
How to manage cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function in your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, visit aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Essential Christian’s websites will work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.
The list below shows the cookies that we use, other than those that are strictly necessary to provide this service:
|EC-GO||csrfValue||Placed on a user's machine for the duration of the web browser instance. Used to protect against cross site request forgery.|
|EC-GO||downloadProfileHistory||When a user selects a download profile, this cookie remembers their selection so that when we next ask, the last one they used is the default option.|
|EC-GO||IMAGENWEB||Placed on a user's machine for the duration of the web browser instance. Used to identify the logged in user and maintain their active session.|
|EC-GO||iwLanguage||When a user selects a language, this cookie remembers the user's language preference so they can view the site in their preferred language.|
|EC-GO||25a23aac18895432f3c685694340349d||When a user select the "Keep me logged in" checkbox on the email address based login form, this cookie stores additional sign-in information.|
|Stripe||__stripe_mid||Used by "Stripe", our payment partner. Stripe may set other cookies - you can manage these on their website.|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Used to uniquely identify you to Google Analytics|
|Google Analytics||_gat||Used to throttle request rate|
|Google Analytics||_gid||Used to count and track page views|
|Google reCAPTCHA v2||Various||Used to protect forms against spam and abuse.|