How cookies are used by The Unique Gift Store

Like many websites, The Unique Gift Store places small data files known as cookies on your computer. This page explains why cookies are used by our site and what they are for.

We want you to know that by using this website, you are agreeing to the use of these cookies. These cookies do not capture or contain any personally identifiable information, but we really need them to ensure that the site operates correctly and optimally.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites save to your computer. They’re here to make the site work better for you, and to help us to understand how people use the website.

These cookies aren’t used to identify you personally but they can remember activities and preferences chosen by you and your browser. You can manage cookies by controlling which cookies are saved or by deleting them, if you wish.

Read this page to find out more about the cookies used by The Unique Gift Store.

The Unique Gift Store cookies

The unique gift store website utilises cookies which are absolutely essential for the website to work, and have to be set for the customer to be able to access the site and navigate around. No personal information is stored in the cookies, and none are used for marketing purposes.

Google Analytics cookies

Google Analytics is an analytics product that our site uses to do things such as keep track of the number of visitors to the site and the length of their stay. Again, no personal information is stored in the cookies, and none are used for marketing purposes.


Here are some common Google Analytics cookies:


Cookie name Purpose Expires
__utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site. 2 years.
__utmb, __utmc These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site. __utmb 30 minutes, __utmc when you close the browser.
__utmz This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link). 6 months.
__utmmobile This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site. 2 years.

The metrics obtained through the use of first-party Google Analytics cookies do not include any information that would allow anyone to personally identify visitors to the website; the data is anonymous. The anonymised data that is collected is stored on Google's servers.

We only use this information to make sure that our site is operating at its best, and so to pursue our aim of continual improvement.

Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose that information about your website visit is not sent to Google Analytics.

How to delete cookies from your PC


Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, many parts of the Unique Gift Store (and many other web sites) may not work and you may not be able to view your cart or place orders.

The instructions below are offered as a guide to the most widely used browsers, but the details may be subject to your own browser settings.

Internet Explorer 9
Click the 'Tools' button. Point to 'Safety' and then click 'delete browsing history'. Select the 'cookies' box, then click 'delete'.

Internet Explorer 8
Click 'Safety' on the Command bar. Select 'Delete Browsing History'. Select the option for cookies and click 'Delete'.

Internet Explorer 7
Select Tools, 'delete browsing history', then select 'Delete cookies'.

Click on the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'. Click the 'Under the bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section and click the 'Clear browsing data' button. Select 'Delete cookies and other site data' to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the period you want from the dropdown list).

Select 'Tools' then 'Options'. Select 'Privacy' and in the 'Cookies' panel, click on 'Show cookies'. You can then either select a cookie and 'Remove cookie', or select 'Remove All Cookies'.

Choose preferences, select 'Security' then 'Show cookies'. Select the cookies to be deleted from the list and select 'delete'.