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Cookies used by Clickdocs

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are created by a web server and stored on your computer when you visit a website. Almost every modern website uses cookies. Cookies don't do anything i.e. they are not executable code and can only be read by (you and) the website that created them. You can view and edit the cookies on your computer like any other text file using a text editor. The website that created the cookie can read the contents when you are on their website.

Cookies are widely used: you may have hundreds of cookies on your computer at any one time. Each browser has its own set of cookies so, if you use multiple browsers, you will have multiple sets of cookies on your computer.

Clickdocs Cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To store the contents of a visitor's shopping basket and other essential shopping cart functionality. Each time a visitor selects a product by clicking on a 'Buy Now' button, we record the identifier of the product in a session cookie.
  • To capture analytics data which is made available to us in a aggregated, anonymous format via the Google Analytics tools. We use this data to analyse how visitors interact with our website. This helps us to continually improve our website and products by allowing us to better understand what content and products visitors want. It's a key tool to help us run our business.
  • To run our affiliate programme. Our affiliate program allows us to reward affiliate websites for referring visitors to Clickdocs.

You may block and/or remove any of the Clickdocs cookies using the capabilities of your browser.

Please note that the Clickdocs Session Data cookies and Login Details cookies are required if you wish to purchase from us since they contain details of your shopping basket and account. Deleting these cookies will also affect other operational aspects of our website such as downloading documents you have purchased from us, filling in forms, managing your account and remembering selections from page to page.

Here are details of the cookies that may be created when you visit the Clickdocs website:

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential and allow our website to operate as designed.

Cookie Type Name Purpose
Clickdocs Affiliate Login Details AffilaiteWizM A single cookie set when you (as a member of our affiliate programme) log into your Clickdocs Affiliate account. If you choose the 'save my login details' option then the cookie will remain after you leave the affiliate section.
Clickdocs Login Details shoppassword*
shopuserid*
These cookies are set when you log into your Clickdocs account. If you choose to use the 'save my login details' option then these cookies will remain on your computer after you leave our website, so you won't need to enter the details again next time you visit.
Clickdocs Session Data ASPSESSIONID* Your current shopping basket and other information about your session is stored in this cookie. If you delete it you will not be able to purchase from us and other functionality will be affected. This cookie is automatically deleted when your browser is closed.
Cookie Consent cookieconsent_status This cookie is set by the Cookie banner that appears when you first visit our site and records the fact that you clicked the 'OK' button.
Cloudflare various Cloudflare is a load-balancing service used by the Cookie banner and sets various non-intrusive cookies.

Non-essential Cookies

The following cookies are not essential to to the core functions of the Clickdocs website but still provide useful features. Deleting them will not stop you using the website, however they help us run and manage Clickdocs effectively.

Cookie Type Name Purpose
Clickdocs Affiliate Link AffiliateWizAffiliateID Used as part of our affiliate program to record sales made from affiliate links - set when you arrive at Clickdocs from a link on an affiliate website.
Clickdocs Saved Baskets VPASPCARTS
If you choose to use the facility to save your shopping cart then the contents of your cart are recorded in these cookies.
Google Analytics _ga
_gat
_gid
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The data collected is anonymous and tell us things such as which browser was used, which pages were visited, where (country/city) visitors came from and how long these stayed.

Managing cookies

All cookies have a defined lifespan: some cookies are short-lived 'session' cookies and are automatically deleted from your device when you close your browser. Other cookies are 'persistent' and have an expiry date which will typically be anything from a few minutes to several months after their creation date, depending on their purpose. When the expiry date is reach your browser will automatically delete the cookie.

All the major browsers allow you to block cookies and delete those that have already been created on your computer. The tools provided within browser browser allow you to specify which cookies you will accept. There are also browser add-ins that you can install if you wish greater control over persistent cookies.

You can find out more about managing cookies for your particular browser here:

More information about Google Analytics cookies can be found here: Google Analytics Cookies. If you want to disable all Google Analytics cookies then you could use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

This document was review and updated 16 May 2018.

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