Cookie Policy

To enrich and perfect your online experience, BATOD uses “Cookies”.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BATOD uses cookies to help BATOD do things like identify and track visitors, figure out if they’re logged in active members or remember what’s in their shopping basket so that the site can function correctly. They are also commonly used to analyse how visitors use the site so that we know where to make improvements.

Cookies are nothing to be afraid of and are a common part of using the modern Internet.

Why do we use cookies?

We don’t use many cookies. The ones we do use are to help give you a better user experience and also to help us understand more about how the site’s being used so that we can improve it in the future. Some of them are for our benefit, such as user analytics and website usage data, and others are for your benefit, such as providing a functional e-commerce and payment gateway solution.

The cookies we use

Here is some information about the cookies we use and what they’re for.

  • catAccCookies: This cookie is set by a plugin used on our website called Cookie Consent which powers the cookie consent popup that you should have seen when you first visited our site. This cookie tells the browser that you’ve accepted the cookies so that it doesn’t ask you every time. It expires after 30 days.
  • _ga: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to identify unique users of the website and helps us to track how the site is used and where we can make improvements. It identifies you via a unique ‘client ID’ which is randomly generated and does not contain any personal information about you. It expires after 2 year. More info. You can opt-out of our Google Analytics tracking by using this tool.
  • woocommerce_cart_hash and woocommerce_items_in_cart: These cookies are set by WooCommerce which powers the e-commerce side of the site. They contain information about the cart/basket as a whole and helps WooCommerce know then the cart changes. These are both session cookies so will expire when you close the site.
  • wp_woocommerce_session_#: This cookie is also set by WooCommerce. It contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find your cart data in the database. No personal information is stored. This cookie will expire after 48 hours.
  • wordpress_logged_in_: This cookie is set by WordPress which is the content management system that our website is built using and it tells the site if you’re logged in. This means we can give you access to your account on the site. It is a ‘session’ cookie, which means it expires as soon as you close the site.
  • wordpress_sec_: This cookie is also set by WordPress and helps manage a logged in user. It is a ‘session’ cookie, which means it expires as soon as you close the site.
  • wordpress_test_cookie: This cookie is set as part of WordPress and tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled. It is a ‘session’ cookie, which means it expires as soon as you close the site.

How can you block or delete cookies

BATOD visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using BATOD’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of BATOD’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, and you can usually find these in the ‘settings’ or ‘preferences’ menu. Here are some links to help you depending what browser you are using.

You can visit the following sites if you would like more information about managing cookies:

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to BATOD’s use of cookies.

How you can see the cookies that are set

Cookies aren’t invisible code that you can’t access. You can see your cookies with your own eyes via your browser. How to view cookies