Last updated: 19th July 2021

The WineSpark website is owned and operated by WineSpark Ltd, a company incorporated in Ireland with company number 684937 and registered address at WineSpark Limited, Unit 11, 6/7 Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (“we”, “us”, and “our”).

We mentioned in our privacy policy that we use cookies and related technologies collectively referred to as “cookies”) to provide you with the services accessible through our website.

This policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website (the “Cookie Policy”)

1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file consisting of a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of our website.

2. Do we use Cookies?

 Yes, like most websites and applications we use cookies in the course of providing you with our services. We may use technologies like cookies, pixels and local storage to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads. When you interact with the website, we collect information about the software running on the computer, mobile phone, or tablet (each, a "Device") you use to interact with the services, including the Device type, operating system and browser type.

3. Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a personalised experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

4. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers containing information that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. A cookie can be used to identify a user’s computer or internet enabled device to the website, or to other third party websites.

5. What cookies do we use?

We mainly use cookies and related information collection technologies to make our website operational and to improve our products. We automatically gather information whenever you visit, log in, or otherwise interact with our website, including when you receive electronic messages delivered via our website. We use cookies and related technologies for the following purposes:

  • To authenticate you and secure our website: We use cookies to identify you, and monitor login and status data. This allows us to know, for example, whether you are logged in and from where. It also helps us to detect and stop fraud or potential fraud on our website and the website.
  • To remember your settings and preferences: We use cookies to recognise your browser or device and remember your preferences (such as your language).
  • To improve performance: We use cookies to improve the operation and presentation of our website and provide you with the best experience.
  • To conduct analytics: help us to collect information about how you engage with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. We use analytics cookies to collect anonymous traffic data to help us analyse how users and visitors access and use our website, and for other analytics services relating to website activity and internet usage. This allows us to identify errors, learn how our services perform, and improve and develop our services over time. 

Reporting and Analytics Cookies

Name

Function

_tracking_consent

Tracking preferences.

_landing_page

Track landing pages

_orig_referrer

Track landing pages

_s

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_fs

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_s

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_sa_p

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

_shopify_sa_t

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

_shopify_y

Shopify analytics.

_y

Shopify analytics.

 

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: these make the website usable and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Name

Function

_ab

Used in connection with access to admin.

_secure_session_id

Used in connection with navigation through a storefront.

cart

Used in connection with shopping cart.

cart_sig

Used in connection with checkout.

cart_ts

Used in connection with checkout.

checkout_token

Used in connection with checkout.

secret

Used in connection with checkout.

secure_customer_sig

Used in connection with customer login.

storefront_digest

Used in connection with customer login.

_shopify_u

Used to facilitate updating customer account information.

  

  • Functional Cookies: help us to remember the choices you’ve made or information you’ve provided, such as your username, language, or the region you are in and to customise the website accordingly. For example, we use user interface customization persistent cookies to store a user’s preference regarding a service across web pages. Some functional cookies are only used for the duration of the session. For example, multimedia content player session cookies are used for the duration of a session to store technical data needed to play back video or audio content (e.g. image quality, network link speed, and buffering parameters).

6. Do other parties use cookies on the website?

Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by our partners to analyse and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver content targeting your interests, identify fraud and better understand your online activity. Our current partners include:

  • Shopify
  • Mailchimp 

7. Other tracking technologies

We use web beacons in relation to our communications with you. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable us to recognize when you have opened an email or clicked certain links. These will record your email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. We use this data to create reports about how an email campaign performed and what actions our members took.

8. How long do cookies last?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted. Winespark limits customer tracking by downgrading its own non-essential cookies, outlined in our Cookie Policy, to session cookies. Session cookies are generally deleted when the customer closes their browser. If a customer consents to tracking, then the non-essential cookies are upgraded to persistent cookies, which are not deleted when the customer closes their browser.

9. First and third party cookies

First party cookies are cookies that belong to Winespark; third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through your use of our website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Winespark, for example to help us understand how our website is being used. Some of our technology partners may drop similar technologies directly on the website. These third parties may collect information over time about your use of services provided by them facilitated through the website, as well as your online activities across other websites or online services accessed through them.

10. Blocking Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can access the “Help” function in your browser to find out more. 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.

11. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Cookie Policy on this page. If the change is material, we will take reasonable steps to notify you such as by posting a notice on our website.

12. Contact Us

For additional information about cookies, cookie notices and cookie consent, please contact us at hello@winespark.com.