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Here's how the cookies crumble
Cookies used on hive.co.uk do the following:
- Store the contents of your shopping basket as you proceed through checkout
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Like momma's recipe, our cookies are good for the soul
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Cookies used on hive.co.uk
The cookies we use help us to enhance you shopping experience and are 100% safe and secure and we recommend they are switched on. An explanation of the cookies used on hive.co.uk is below:
Essential cookies -These cookies, normally website cookies, are used for essential website functionality and making sure essential features, like the shopping basket, work as they should.
|basket_hash||These are used to identify the visitor's basket|
|basket_id||The basket_id refers to an ID in our own database, which is retrieved whenever the cookie is present and made available to the visitor|
Session cookie – This cookie is essential for site functionality. It does not store any personal information. A session cookie only lasts for the duration the user is using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
|PHPSESSID||PHPSESSID is the cookie we use to log in users. It refers to an ID on the Hive server which is in turn linked to personal information.|
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