Cookies: How we use them and your privacy

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features such as Login and Shopping. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

What Are Cookies?

'Cookies' are a type of file stored on your internet device (PC, Phone or Tablet) and used by most websites in various ways, including enabling you to login, shop online, and generally personalise your online experience. Cookies can also be used to track your activity and behaviour online, this provides website owners important insights into the quality of their services, enabling them to improve and better meet the needs of all their visitors.

We use Anonymous Cookies

All of the cookies we use are anonymous.  They contain random strings of numbers and letters.  No personal information of any kind is stored in a cookie.  We take your privacy and security extremely seriously, and therefore none of your information is stored in cookies.

Cookies we use

Strictly Necessary: We use the following cookies which are necessary to the function of the Unique Magazines website.

Cookie Name Purpose What it Stores Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This is a session cookie which is deleted as soon as you close your browser. An anonymous string of numbers
Example: cmg0rpfwhyzloj45geqfzo55
When browser is closed
currentCustomer This anonymous cookie identifies you within our store, and is used to secure an order to you, and only you. An anonymous string of numbers and letters
Example: ad22cb7d-fd0e-4182-a6d4-295df1d90509
1 Year
currentOrder This is set when you start an order by placing an item in your shopping basket.  It allows us to identify your order.

An anonymous string of numbers and letters
Example: 97433a6c-d827-408e-9040-e91e03ad4324

14 Days
Unique_Auth This is set when you log into your account, or start the checkout process.  It secures your checkout experience and account An encrypted string of characters. 30 minutes

Improving Performance

In order to monitor the usage of our website, and so that we can improve our website to better suit the needs of our customers, we track customer activity within the store using a product called Google Analytics.

All tracking is anonymous, so all we can see is information like "10 customers looked at page X" but we have no idea who those customers are.

The cookies which will appear are:

Cookie Name Purpose What it stores Expires
__utma This tracks first visit, last visit, days and visits until purchase. A string of numbers 2 Years
__utmb This cookie track your exact arrival time and exit time.  This is a session cookie A string of numbers 30 minutes
 __utmc This cookie works with __utmb to track visits A string of numbers When browser closes
__utmz This cookie monitors the referring page.  So when you visit a page, this cookie tells us which page you looked at previously A collection of information about the previous page 6 Months

Managing Your Cookies

We will be providing you with the ability to opt-out of tracking cookies, but until this is available you can easily block cookies using the preferences available in your browser.

If you'd like to disable cookies on this device, please visit for more information on how to do this. Please be aware that parts of the site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By using our websites you consent to our use of cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them.

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