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What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used to enable websites and browsers to recognise a user’s device. Items such as passwords, logins, preferences are stored in cookies on websites. Sofas & Stuff use cookies for a whole host of reasons, for things like, storing items in your basket for your next visit to the checkout, only showing you messages on our site a relevant number of times, saving passwords and previously searched items.

For more information regarding cookies and their purposes please see the information commissioner's website homepage.

Cookies may be additionally used to establish various statistics connected with the website including: most visited pages, time spent on each page, site performance etc by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the date is removed from the system.

Our cookies

The cookies on www.sofasandstuff.com are not harmful and are used to make your browsing experience better by providing better site functionality and customised experiences. Cookies are widely used across the internet to improve user experience.

Sofas & Stuff do NOT store sensitive or personally identifiable information, such as name, address or credit card details, in our cookies. So your personal data remains secure.

In order to collect anonymous data we may use session cookies that remain in the cookies file of your browser until the browser is closed. Information generated by the use of cookies may be compiled into an aggregate form so that no individual can be identified.

The table below shows a list of all of the cookies on our website and how we use them.

Cookie NamePurpose
__utma, __utmb, __utmc & __utmzThese cookies are placed by Google Analytics to collect statistical data on how visitors are using our website. They track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. They automatically expire either immediately or after between 30 minutes to 2 years.
_hsscCookie for keeping track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains: the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp. (Expires: 30 min)
_hssrcWhenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it simply to the value "1", and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session. (Expires: None. Session cookie)
_hstcThe main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session) (Expires: 2 years)
_insp_nv
_insp_sid
_insp_slim
_insp_targlpt
_insp_targlpu
_insp_uid
_insp_wid
All cookie codes starting with _insp : Inspectlet monitors site’s visitors in real-time and relays this information back to the servers, where it’s compiled and presented. Sensitive information obtained is anonymized and only a portion of visitors is tracked (sampled tracking).
__sharethis_cookie_test__This cookie used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled. (Expires: Session cookie)
__unamFunctionality: to make sure user experience remains high
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_dc_gtm_UA-10770116-3
These cookies are associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.
_galiPerformance: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
_gat
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Perfomance: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
_gidPerformance: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
_privy_A837C5A2695CBD871CF79AA1
_privy_a
_privy_b
_privy_match_session
Functionality: To add higher levels of functionality to returning users on the site.
_uetsidPerformance
hubspotutkThis cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. (Expires: 10 years)
S2Sv4Performance
shopperIDFunctionality
skimTagReferrerFunctionality
stc111588Functionality
V1v4
V2v4
V3v4
V9v4
Performance and tracking on the site.

Opting out

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

1. Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.

2. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected] We will not share, sell, licence or distribute your personal data with an unrelated third party, expect as otherwise provided for in this privacy policy and under the following circumstances:

3. Where we are required to do so by law.

4. In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

5. In order to establish or defend our legal rights.

6. In order to provide you with the information or services that you have requested personal data may occasionally be transferred or shared with other nominated companies or third parties who act for or with us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have consented.

7. Where you have consented, we may also disclose your personal data to other business's who may contact you about their services that may interest you.

8.We may share, transfer or disclose your personal data to a potential or actual successor to us.

Links to other websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to other websites including, but not limited to the websites of our overseas agents, which may be of interest to you. These websites are not operated by us and the links are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of such third party websites. We are therefore not responsible for the protection and privacy or any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

Security and changes to this policy

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. In order to prevent unauthorised access to such information we have in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Changes to this policy

If we change this privacy policy the amended privacy policy will be posted on this website and the revised policy will take effect once posted. Your continued use of this website after the posting will signify your agreement to the new terms.

If this policy differs substantially from the one originally in place then this will be addressed on the homepage of the website.

Your privacy

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