Privacy & cookie policy

The Ideal Worldsmiths website does not capture or store any personal information about its visitors, other than that you submit using our online forms. The data captured by these forms is only used for the purposes for which it is submitted (for example to send you our newsletter) and is not shared with any third party without your permission.

This website uses cookies to track visitor traffic and gather website statistics. We do this to inform our marketing practices and gather information about the use of our website pages and navigation. You can find out more about cookies below.

Ideal Worldsmiths i-Zine e-newsletter

We use MailChimp to send out i-Zines to various subscriber lists. MailChimp stores these lists on a secure server and does not sell lists, contact or market to people on lists, or share them with any other party.

Cookie Policy

Cookies have been included in most websites for many years. They do their job much of the time without us even noticing. They help improve a visitor's experience when using and navigating a website. They cannot contain viruses.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which is downloaded from a website and stored on a website user’s computer (or other device). The cookie is then sent back to the website on each visit. Cookies ‘remember’ anonymous information about your visit and movement between web pages, to allow functions such as setting options (e.g. change text size or store items in a shopping basket) and tracking web visitor traffic (e.g. Google Analytics), amongst other things.

There are 'first party cookies' which are set by the website you are visiting and 'third party cookies' which are set by other websites and are working on the page you are viewing (e.g. Google Analytics, social network sharing tools).

Cookies on this website

None of the cookies on this website are used to personally identify its visitors (e.g. your name and address). They do not collect or store personal or sensitive data about individual visitors.

The majority of cookies used on this website are set for logged-in users only, i.e. Ideal Worldsmiths website administrators only, and are essential to ensure that the website functions as it should.

By continuing to use this website you are giving us permission to set the cookies described below.

Essential First Party Cookies at idealworldsmiths.com

exp_last_activity - Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both.

exp_sessionid - A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the session_id column in the exp_session table. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members.

exp_uniqueid - Matches the unique_id field in the exp_members table. Randomly generated by the FNS class at registration. Used only for logged in members.

exp_userhash - The encrypted password of the currently logged in user. Set if you choose the cookies and session ID method for sessions (cs in your config.) Used only for logged in members.

exp_anon - A flag set by the user to determine if they are listed in the online users.

exp_expiration - Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. Used only for logged in members.

style – Controls the user’s preference and remembers the text size set for the duration of the user’s visit.

lg_polls_vote_## - Records if a users has voted already in a poll. No personal data is stored.

Non-Essential First Party Cookies at idealworldsmiths.com

exp_last_visit - Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.

exp_tracker - Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.

exp_super_search_history – Keeps a history of the last 5 searches performed. This data is not used on this website.

Third Party Cookies at idealworldsmiths.com

Google Analytics – Uses cookies to track visitor traffic anonymously, such as which pages were visited, how many times and where visitors exited the site, amongst other things. Google Analytics cookies are non-essential but are very helpful in informing Ideal Worldsmiths on how to monitor and improve the website and provide a good service for visitors. Specifically, the Google Analytics cookies are: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz.

Embedded content such as YouTube, facebook and Twitter may also use cookies to ensure that the content is displayed correctly on this website.

How to switch off cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies then you can switch them off and delete them in your browser. Different browsers perform this function in different ways. You can find out how to do it in your browser by searching its 'Help' facility.

You can change your cookie settings at any time. This website explains how to control cookies.

Please note: If cookies are disabled then features on this website will be disrupted and some functions may not work fully or at all.

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