Cookies are small text files, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
These Cookies serve several purposes.
1) Some cookies are indispensible to navigation of not only our site, but also a large proportion of all sites making up the internet. These Cookies do not collect information that could identify you personnaly, 2) Some Cookies can serve to gather statistical information concerning the number of “Hits” we have received on our pages – the source of these hits, by country, and possibly region, date and time of “hits” and possibly an IP address. Your IP address does NOT identify things such as your name, the street where you live, or house number. It may identify the town where you live – but may equally be somewhere else – it is usually the location from where your IP address is allocated to you and will be the location of your hosts servers that connect you to the internet.
Our website might use this form of cookies, but Mother Goose Embroidery does not set its own cookies – rather there will be Cookies as described above, as a result of the software used to create the site, and also the software of the site (HostGator) on which our site is hosted.
3) Cookies that may identify you
Addditionally, our pages contain links to social media. The various social meadia concerns involved may be Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website.
2) to analyse the use of our website;
3) in the administration of this website;
Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies, as mentioned above. We have absolutely no control over these Cookies, and certainly do not get to use them. We suggest and recommend that you contact the various Social Media sites for which we have buttons on our pages, to learn from them directly, their use
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, or let you be selective in what you do recieve. For example:
In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use many of the features of this website – the site will not remember if you add an item to the basket, or will not recognise you if you have made an account.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. The method of doing so will depend upon your web browser. Instructions are available at the following URLs.