Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
In order for you to purchase items from Polka Sailing online, you need to have some cookies enabled on your computer or device.
If you disable these cookies, you may be able to still browse the site, however you may not be able to make purchases or take advantage of other features.
Cookies cannot do harm to your computer or device.
Polka Sailing does not store any information in cookies that could directly identify you (such as credit card details, for example).
We also use encrypted information stored in cookies to improve your experience of the Polka Sailing site.
This might include suggesting products related to your searches, or storing information about errors you may encounter on the website so that we can resolve them.
We also use third-party scripts on our website to tailor the content you see on the site, for example, to show you related products similar to ones previously purchased or searched for.
Third party cookies are also used to provide anonymous statistical information, such as which pages are the most visited on our site, and how our site is found on the web.
TYPES OF COOKIE
We define cookie types as either ‘First Party’ or ‘Third Party’ cookies. First Party Cookies are those provided by Polka Sailing or our partners. Third Party cookies are ones that are utilised when you use certain features of the site. This might include sharing product information using Facebook or Twitter ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons, for example.
Some cookies are known as ‘session cookies’ – these cookies are only stored on your computer while you are using your web browser. These cookies are deleted when your browser is closed. Other cookies expire after a certain time period.
A list of the cookies used, their behaviour and how long they are stored on your computer is provided below.
Most web browsers allow you to manage cookies, and will have cookies enabled by default. You can read this guide on how to turn all or some cookies on or off in some of the most common browsers.
Visit the Network Advertising Initiative website to opt out of certain advertising cookies.
FIRST PARTY (Polka Sailing) COOKIES
|Cookie||Description||Essential for Checkout?||Expiry|
|httprefer||Referral data to track sites that link to Polka Sailing||NO||2 days|
|lang||Records the Customer’s language preference. Can be set by either the Customer selecting a language using Region and Language Selection functionality or by visiting a page where the language is defined in the URL.||YES||Never|
|locn||Records the Customer’s location (region) preference. Can be set by either the Customer selecting a region using Region and Language Selection functionality or by visiting a page where the region is defined in the URL.||YES||Never|
|newCurr||Records the Customer’s currency preference so that exchange rates can be made.||NO||1 week|
|quench||During busy times, ‘quenching’ can be enabled on a Site which restricts the amount of people allowed to access the Site. If quenching is enabled, Customers with this cookie and a value in that cookie below the threshold will be allowed to continue to use the Site (i.e., to place an order); those without it (i.e., those who have not started shopping) will be prevented from using the Site until there is capacity to handle them.||YES||End of session|
|referid||Referral data to track sites that link to Polka Sailing||NO||2 days|
|RFID||Contains information about the Customer, such as their unique user reference ID for the current session.||YES||Never|
|RSI||Records the last 3 keyword searches so they appear in the “Recent Search Box”, allowing the Customer to jump back to those searches quickly.||NO||1 day|
|RVI||Records the SKUs||NO||1 week|
|setCurrency||Records the Customer’s currency preference so that exchange rates can be made.||NO||1 week|
|setView||Records the Customer’s preference for how the Products are arranged on “Product List” and “Search Results” pages.||NO||1 week|
|setViewPerPage||Records the Customer’s preference for the number of Products to view per page.||NO||1 week|
|SID||Contains information about the session. If the user is logged in, this cookie is cleared when the user logs out.||YES||Never|
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
|Cookie||Provider||Description||Essential for Checkout?||Expiry|
|__utma||Google [Google Analytics]||Google Analytics. An anonymous ID for the Customer used to track repeat visits.||NO||2 years|
|__utmb||Google [Google Analytics]||Used by ga.js to determine the Customer’s session information.||NO||30 minutes|
|__utmc||Google [Google Analytics]||Used by ga.js to determine the Customer’s session information.||NO||Session|
|___utmv||Google [Google Analytics]||Used only if custom variables are set to report on the particular data that it is configured to gather (e.g., a custom demographic).||NO||2 years|
|___utmx||Google [Google Analytics]||Used for testing responses different user experiences, such as different design layouts.||NO||2 years|
|__utmz||Google [Google Analytics]||Stores the referral information for the Customer; e.g., whether they found the page by a search engine result, direct link, ad, etc.||NO||6 months|
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
The following cookies are used whenever you use social media features (Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube) on the Polka Sailing website, as well as cookies provided by our advertising partners. For example, if you choose to recommend one of our products on Facebook to your friends, or post about our products to Twitter using the social media buttons on the Polka Sailing site then cookies from these companies may store that information.
Please note that we do not have any control over how the information in these cookies is used. Please refer to the cookie policies of the relevant provider for more information.
Note that these cookies do not have a direct impact on the usability, performance or functioning of the Polka Sailing website.
|SID||google.com||Google – Advertising||1 year|
|uit||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||1 day|
|uid||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|uvc||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|psc||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|dt||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||27 days|
|bt||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|ULS||Google Plus||plusone.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|di||Add This||.addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|guest_id||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|js||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||27 days|
|k||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||4 days|
|loc||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||53 days|
|pid||Add This||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|__utma||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|__utmc||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|__utmz||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||6 months|
|_twitter_sess||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|auth_token||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|auth_token_session||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|BEAT||Google Plus||plusone.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||1 day|
|lang||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|original_referer||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|secure_session||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|ssc||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|twid||.twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|twll||.twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||1 year|
|ULS||Google Plus||plus.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|user_segment||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||1 month|
|act||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|c_user||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||1 month|
|csm||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||1 month|
|datr||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|lu||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|p||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|presence||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|s||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||1 month|
|xs||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||1 month|
|ssh||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|sshs||Add This||addthis.com||Addthis – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|__utma||Google Plus||plusone.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||2 years|
|PREF||You Tube||youtube.com||YouTube – Video/Advertising||1 year|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||You Tube||youtube.com||YouTube – Video/Advertising||6 months|
|use_hitbox||You Tube||youtube.com||YouTube – Video/Advertising||Session|
|__utma||Blipstar||blipstar.com||Blipstar – Store Location Service Google Analytics||2 years|
|__utmb||Blipstar||blipstar.com||Blipstar – Store Location Service Google Analytics||Session|
|__utmc||Blipstar||blipstar.com||Blipstar – Store Location Service Google Analytics||Session|
|__utmz||Blipstar||blipstar.com||Blipstar – Store Location Service Google Analytics||4 months|
|reg_ext_ref||Blipstar||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|reg_fb_ref||Blipstar||facebook.com||Facebook – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|__utmz||Google Plus||plusone.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||4 months|
|cid||Adform||track.adform.net||Adform – Advertising||2 months|
|uid||Adform||adform.net||Adform – Advertising||2 months|
|C||Adform||track.adform.net||Adform – Advertising||1 day|
|TPC||Adform||adform.net||Adform – Advertising||1 day|
|GCM||Adform||adform.net||Adform – Advertising||1 day|
|__utmc||Google Plus||plusone.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|external_referer||twitter.com||Twitter – Social Sharing Widget||1 day|
|FBS_VI_1335569604_0||Google Plus||plus.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||Sesssion|
|GoogleAccountsLocale_session||Google Accounts||accounts.google.com||Google – Advertising||Session|
|HSID||You Tube||youtube.com||YouTube – Video/Advertising||1 year|
|__utmb||Google Plus||plusone.google.com||Google – Social Sharing Widget||Session|
|SID||You Tube||youtube.com||YouTube – Video/Advertising||1 year|