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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 across the internet: you may have hundreds of cookies on your computer at any one time. Each browser has its own set of cookies so, if you run multiple browsers, you will 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. 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 record analytics data. This data is captured anonymously, aggregated and made available to us (and only us) 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.
  • 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 cookie is required if you wish to purchase from us since it contains details of your shopping basket.

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

Cookie Type Name Purpose
Clickdocs Affiliate Programme AffiliateWizAffiliateID Used as part of our affiliate program - set when you arrive at Clickdocs from a link on an affiliate website.
Clickdocs Login Details cart_login
If you the 'save my login details' option (either when logging in as a customer or a member of our affiliate programme) then we will save your details in one of these cookies.
Clickdocs Saved Baskets VPASPCARTS
If you use the facility to save your shopping cart then the contents of your cart are recorded in these cookies.
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. This cookie is automatically deleted when your browser is closed.
Cookie Consent cookieconsent_status This cookie is set by the Cookie Consent banner that appears when you first visit our site and records the fact that you clicked the 'I Agree' button.
Google Analytics _ga
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the data collected as part of Google Analytics to help us improve our website and manage our business. The data collected is anonymous and tell us things such as which browser was used, which pages were visited, where 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. These tools allow you to specify which cookies you will accept by type and often by specific websites using an exception list e.g. you can block all cookies and then list the website from which you will accept cookies. There are also a wide choice of browser add-ins that you can install if you wish greater control over persistent cookies.

More information about Google Analytics cookies can be found here: Google Analytics Cookies.

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