Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. 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).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookies used on the Affinity website

Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Name: _ga
Duration: 2 years

Name: _utma
Duration: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Duration: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Duration: Until you close your browser

Name: _utmz
Duration: 6 months

WordPress cookies allow our content management system to function correctly.

Name: wc_session_cookie
Duration: 24 hours

Name: wordpress
Duration: Until you close your browser

Name: wordpress_logged_in
Duration: Until you close your browser

Name: wordpress_test_cookie
Duration: Until you close your browser
Cookie Law Info

Cookie set by the Cookie Law Info plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. This cookie is used to stop the cookie notification displaying each time a new session is opened.

Name: viewed_cookie_policy
Duration: Does not expire but can be deleted by clicking this link: Delete Cookies

WooCommerce is the software that runs our e-commerce functions. These cookies give WooCommerce information about the cart. No personal information is stored within these cookies.

Name: woocommerce_cart_hash
Duration: Until you close your browser
Notes: contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.

Name: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Duration: Until you close your browser
Notes: contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.

Name: wp_woocommerce_session_
Duration: 3 days
Notes: contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.

Name: woocommerce_recently_viewed
Duration: Until you close your browser
Notes: stores recently-viewed products so users can easily return to them.

For more information about cookies, please see

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.