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COOKIE POLICY


LaQ Blocks Ireland & U.K respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies and similar technologies (“cookies”) on laqblocks.ie, laqblocks.co.uk and other websites we provide to access on your devices (collectively our “website”).


We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you, as a user, can manage them. By continuing to use our website you accept our use of cookies and can opt out at any time in the ways outlined below.


   WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store or retrieve information to perform certain functions and remember visits to a website. There are 2 distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open, and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from our website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/


   HOW DO I MANAGE OR REFUSE COOKIES?

If you do not want to accept a cookie you can use your in-built browser or device settings to deny or accept individual or all cookies. The procedure varies depending on browser or device so please visit your browser or device's settings or help section for more details.


Please be aware that some functionality on our websites requires the use of cookies, and as such, disabling these may result in a deterioration of service (for example, when adding products to your basket for checkout).


   HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

We use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience on our website, for security and to personalise content and advertising. For example, they help us to identify and customise the experience for you, or to determine the most relevant related products to show you when you're browsing. The list below details how we use cookies on our website:


   TYPES OF COOKIES

Necessary: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. Examples of necessary cookies we use are "frontend" which is used as part of security to access the website which is used to route data and page requests to the correct server. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Functionality: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). An example is "IPTRACK" which allows us to track your entire journey on our website and your region to direct you to the correct website (.ie or .co.uk).

Session cookies: These are used to maintain your session when you sign in, or when purchasing a product through our online shop. If you choose to deny this cookie, this will affect your ability to purchase online or to remain signed in on your account online. An example of a session cookies is "persistent_shopping_cart". The "persistent_shopping_cart" cookie is set by our website to enable it to store state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a session cookie. It helps maintain a logged-in status for a user between pages.

Cookies used by LaQBlocks.ie (.co.uk) are as follows:

USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE- Indicates if a customer is allowed to use cookies.

external_no_cache - A flag that indicates if caching is disabled.

persistent_shopping_cart - The session key.

Stf - If product links were sent to friends, stores the timestamps in the format: $timeStamp1, $timestamp2, ..., $timestampN.

pollN - A poll ID that indicates if a vote has occurred.

frontend - Your Session ID

guest-view - Allows guests to edit their orders.


   THIRD PARTY COOKIES

We use cookies served by third parties in order to improve our website; personalise your experience; and understand how our website is used. The third party cookies on our website are operated by Google Inc and are used to recognise repeat visitors to our website. These cookies may contain some anonymous data such as the method you used to enter the website, the path you took within the site, individual pages you viewed and any options that you selected along the way.

Please note we are not responsible for content on any websites listed below:


__utma - Distinguishes shoppers and sessions .This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utma cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt - Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb - Determines new sessions/visits. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utmb cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmz - Saves the traffic source or campaign that explains how the shopper reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes, and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv - Stores visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor-level custom variable. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.